Scottish Dictionary and Supplement; In Four Volumes. A-Kut Volume 1

Scottish Dictionary and Supplement; In Four Volumes. A-Kut Volume 1

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ..."There is," he says, "an old Fr. word dais, which signifies a throne or canopy, usually placed over the head of the principal person at a magnificent feast. Hence it was transferred to the table at which he eat." Hist. E. Poetry, i. 432. DELACIOUN, s. Procrastination; delay. -$'. To DELASH, v. a. To discharge. "Against this ground, they delash their artillerie siclike, and they bring their argument out of the same wordes of the Apostle quhilk I haue read." Bruce's Serm. on the Sacr. G. 3. b. Fr. deslach-er," to discharge, as a gun or crosse-bow;" Cotg. To DELATE, Dilate, v. a. To accuse; a term frequently used in our laws, and courts of justice. See S. "The Jews that persecuted him, they delate him not before Pilate for blasphemie.--Hee is deleated of treason against the Emperour." Rollocke's Lect on the Passion, p. 52. L. B. delat-are, pro deferre, Gall, deferer, accuser, denoncer. Du Cange. s. Delation, S. An accusation. Delator, . An informer; an accuser; S. "It is manifest, that they were delators of Christ to Pi-late." Rollocke, ubi supj V. the v. To DELE, v. a. To divide. Deal, E. S. DELF, . 1. A pit.--He--drew me doun derne in del/by ane dyke. Doug. Virgil, 239, b. 12. 2. A grave. That del/ thai stoppyd hastyly Wyntoum, vi. 4. 39. It is previously denominated gra/e. This man, that we of speik, had freinds thrie, And lufit them nocht in ane degrie. The first freind, quhil he was laid in del/ He lufit ay far better than himself.--Priests o/Peblis, p. 37. i. e. " As long as he was in life;" or, " till he was buried." Rudd. has observed that del/ is still used S. to denote a place out of which green turves (fail or divet) are delved or digged. It seems anciently...
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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548035
  • 9781236548030