New English Dictionary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ...Generous, brave. Ma'gnet, or Load Stone, (S.) A stone endued witli the property of attracting iron to itlel, and also of giving ihe virtue to a needle touched by it, and duly poised, to point towards the poles of the world. L. Magnetic, or Magne1'heal, (A.) Of or belonging to the magnet. Magnetism, (S.) That virtue or pow. er by which the magnet attracts iron. Magni'Jicence, (S.) Grandeur, fump tueulhess. L. Magnificent, (A.) Sumptuous, splen u..;.' L. Magnifies, (S.) A title given to the governours of the univei fines in Germany. Mdgni'jico, (S.) A nobleman in Venice. Magnify, (V.) 1. To enlarge or make great. 2. To praise and adore. Magnitude, (S.) Greatness. L. Ma'gpye, (S.) A well known bird. Mahometan, (S.) One who follow the doctri.ies of Mahomet. Mabo'metism, (S.) The religion invented by Mahomet. Mabo'ne, (S.) A Turkish (hip. Maid, (S.) 1. A virgin. 2, A female servant. 3. A fish. Mai'den, (S.) l. A virgin. 2. An instrument with which persons of distinction are beheaded in Scotland. Maiden Rents, (S.) A fine paid to the lords of some manors, for the licence of marrying daughters. Maiden Session, (S.) When no criminals are condemned to be hanged at an assize. Mai'denhair, (S.) An herb. Mai'dtnhead, (S.) Virginity. Majpstic, (A.) 1. Noble, stately, princely. 2. Lofty, sublime. Majesty, (S.) 1. A title given only to emperors and empresses, kings and queens. 2. Grandeur, hiblimity. 3. An air and mien of authority. L. Mail, (S.) 1. A small iron ring. a. A bag of letters carried by the post. 3. A speck on the feathers of a bird. F. Coat os Mail, (S.) Armour for the breast, back, &c. Mailed, (S.) Speckled. Main, (S.) A hurt or wound. Main, (A.) Chief, principal. Main, (S.) 1. The ocean, or main sea. 2. Might, power. 3. At hazard, any more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236534883
  • 9781236534880