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While from her tomb, behold, a flame ascends,
And he criede and seide, radir Abrabam haue mersy on

Since the same flame, by different ways express'd,
of whitest fire, whose flight to heaven extends!
me and sende Lazarus that he dippe the ende of his tinger

Glows in the Hero's and the Poet's breast;
Un Making wings it mounts, and quick as sight

in water, to kele my tunge: for I am turmentid in this The same great thoughts that rouse you to the fight,
Cuts thro' the yielding air with rays of light.
flawme. --Wiclif. Lüke, c. 16.

Inspire the Muse, and bid the Poet write.
Congrere. The Morning Muse of Alexis.

Rowe. Prologue to the Royal Conver
Father Abraham, haue mercye on me, and sende Lazarus
The bellying clouds
that he maye dippe the typpe of his finger in water, and

He cas'd his limbs in brass ; and first around
Burst into rain, or gild their sable skirts
cole my tonge : for I am tormented in this flame.

His manly legs with silver buckles bound
With Makes of ruddy fire.

Bible, 1551. Ib. The clasping greaves; then to the breast applies
Somervile. To Sir Adolphus Oughton.

The flamy cuirass, of a thousand dyes.
Fläbe doun the doleful light of thyn influence

Pope. Homer. Iliad, b.
Winter my theme confines; whose nitry wind
Remēbring thy seruants for thy magnificēce.

Meanwhile they crown with cypress, sign of drear
Shall crust the slabby mire, and kennels bind;

Chaucer. A Balade of our Ladie.
She bids the snow descend in flaky sheets;

And baleful yew, the fame devoted bier,
And in her hoary mantle clothe the streets.
And he wax wroth, and bade men shuld hire lede

And infant's bed.

Lewis. Slalius. Theban.
Honie til hire house, and in hire hous (quod he)
Gay. Trivia, b. ii.
Brenne hire right in a bath, with flames red.

Not more afraid the wond'ring swain descries,
Tne roof, though movable through all its length

Id. The Second Nonnes Tale, v. 15,983. Midst night's thick gloom a faming meteor rise
As the wind sways it, has yet well suflic'd,

Sent by the Furies, as he deems, to sow
And, intercepting in their silent fall

Then feleth he anon a flamc of delit, and then it is good Death and diseases on the earth below.
The frequent flakes, has kept a path for me.
to beware and kepe him wel, or elles he wol fall anon to

Wilkie. The Epigoniad, t. ii!
consenting of sinne.--Id. The Persones Tale.
Cowper. Task, b. vi.

The wild confusion, and the swarthy glow
Amazing scene!
Might I have throwen into that rauy brandes,

Of fames on high, and torches from below;
And filled eke their deckes with flaming fire,
What showers of mortal hail, what flaky fires

The shriek of terrour, and the mingling yell-
The father, sonne, and all their nacion
Burst from the larkness-Watts. The Victory of the Poles.

For swords began to clash, and shouts to swell.
Destroied, and falln, my self ded ouer al !

Flung o'er that spot of earth the air of hell!
FLAM, v. 1 Skinner says, I know not whether

Surrey, V'irgile. Æneis, b. iv.

Byron, The Corsair e. 2 Flam, n. I from the A. S. Flyma, vagus, q.d.

The lightninge that fell out of the ayre beinge in the som- Mortals, believe, what my Urania sings,

mer season semed like fier, & ye frames sodeinly appearinge, rumor vagus, a flying rumor ; with us, it dénotes

For she has seen him rise upon his fiemy wings. were thought to come from Darius's campe.

Watts. To the Memory of the Rev. Mr. Gouge a lying story or fable. -- Flyma is from Fleam,

Brende. Quintus Curlius, fol. 85. flight, and this from the verb Flean, to fly. And

FLAMEN. Lat. Flamen, so called, says About this time were many wõderfull thinges seane in thus, Skinner's explanation is correct.

diueres quarters of the worlde, specially a greate comete or FLAMI'NICAL. Vossius, a flameo, (sc.) flamen A lying story or fable; a false pretext; a va- blaisinge starre, whicle semed with flamynges of fyre to fall FLA'MINESHIP. S colore velamenti capitis; from gary. And into the sea.--Bale. English Votaries, pt. i.

the flame colour of the covering of the head. To flam,—to put off, impose upon, cajole with Before the threshold, dreadfull Cerberus such story or pretext.

His three deformed heads did lay along,

Their gownes long like flamine priestes.
Curled with thousand adders venemous,

Golden Boke, Let. 5
Sus. ---Till he and you be friends.

And lill forth his bloudy flaming tongue.
Was this your cunning?--and then from me off

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. i. c. 5.

After this he set his mind about the creation of priests,

albeit in his owne person he performed very manie sacrifices. With an old witch, two wires, and Winnifrede?

Much was he moued at that rufull sight;

especially those which at this day pertaine to the Priest of Ford. The Witch of Edmonton, Act ii. sc. 2. And, flam'd with zeale of vengeance inwardly,

Jupiter, called, Flamen Dialis.-Holland. Licirs, p. 14.
But still when any hope was, as 'tis her trick

He ask't, who had that dame so fouly light,
To minister enough of those, then presently
Or whether his oune hand, or whether other wight?

Now for their demeanour within the church, how have

Id. Io, b. v. c. 1. they disfigur'd and defac'd that more than angelic brightness, With some new flam or other, nothing to the matter,

the unclouded serenity or Christian religion, with the dark And such a frown, as would sink all before her,

Belching outrageous flame

overcasting of superstitious copes and faminical vestures. She takes her chamber. Farr into chaos, since the fiend past through,

Millon. Reasons of Church Government, b. ii. c. 2.
Beaum. $ Fletch. The Humourous Lieutenant, Act iv. sc.l. Sin opening.

Millon. Paradise Lost, b. X.
Ar. 'Tis a fool's indeed;

C. Claudius, the arch flamine of Jupiter, lost his famine-
Abdiel, than whom none with more zeale ador'd

ship and was deprived of that sacerdotall dignitie, because A very fool's; thou hast more of

The Deity, and divine commands odeid,

he had committed an error in sacrificing, when hee should These flams in thee, these musty doubts.

Stood up, and in a flame of zeale severe

minister and distribute the inwards of the beast. Beaum. & Fletch. The Loyal Subject. The current of his fury thus oppos'd. Id. Ib. b. v.

Holland. Lirirs, p. 601. I cannot (saith one) now attend to prayers, because I am Which honour I to fiery flames compare, not at liberty or at leisure, being urgently called away, and For when they flash and flourish most of all,

Divers auncient ceremonies also, which by little and little otherwise engaged by important affairs. How much a fiamme Then suddainly their famings quenched are.

were disused and abolished, he restored agayne, as namely this apology is, we shall presently descry, by asking a few


for Magistrales, p. 228. the Augurie of Salus, the Flamineship of Jupiter, the sacred questions about it.---Barrow, vol. i. Ser. 7. How massie and sententious is Solomon in his Proverbs ? Lupercal, the Sæculer playes, and the Compítality.

Id. Suetonius, p. 52. Fair Isis, and ye banks of Cam !

how quaint and flamingly amorous in the Canticles ?

Feltham, pt. i. Res. 20. Its (Religion) titles of pontiffs, augurs, and famens were Be witness if I tell a flam.

borne by Senators, Consuls, and Generals.
Srijk. Directions for a Birthday Song. Both king and priest, obnoxious to his hate,

Paley. Evidences, pt. i. c. 1.
Detests his sanctuary, and forsakes
For when a writer can furnish no better an entertainment

His flameless altar.
Sandys. Lament, p. 4.

FLANK, v. Fr. n. Flanc, v. Flanquer ; It.
than a parcel of grourdless flams, he will be much subject to
repetition.- Warburton. On Bulingbroke's Philosophy, Let. 3. I say, proceeding from the sulphur of bodies torrified, that FLANK, n. Fianco, fiancheggiare ; Dut.
is the oylie fat, and unctuous parts wherein consist the


Lancke ; Ger. Lank and flanke; FLAMBEAU. “ Fr. Flambeau, 18 (generally) principles of flammabivity.

Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 12.

n. a light; or any thing that yields a flame, and is

Menage; ingeniosius credo quam verius, adds carried in the dark, for light,” (Cotgrave.)

White or christaline arsenic being artificial, and sublimed

Skinner. The Dut. Ger. and Eng. Lank, seem with salt, will not endure flammation.-Id. Ib. b. ii. c. 5. And I had a flambeau in my hand, and was going before

to direct us to the A. S. Leng - ian, to long or the coach; and coming along, at the lower end of St. Alban's

For this flammeons light is not over all the body, but only lengthen, to extend : the difficulty is to account Street, I heard the blunderbuss go off. visible on the inward side ; in a small, white part near the

for the F. Wachter says, præposito digamma Slate Trials. Cour! Coningsmark and others, an. 1632.

tail (of the glow-worm.)-Id. Ib. b. iii. c. 27. All catch the frenzy, downward from her grace,

As for living creatures, it is certain, their vitall spirits are lank, pe, ph, lank, plank, phank, flank. See F.

Æolico ;—perhaps b into p, and then into f: beWhose flambeaur Aash against the morning skies,

a substance compounded of an airy and flamy matter; and And gild our chamber ceilings as they pass,

though air and flame being free, will well not mingle; yet Flank, the n. is applied generally to the long or To her, who, frugal only that her thrift

bound in by a body that hath some fixing, they will. lengthened side of any thing ; particularly, toMay feed excesses she can ill afford,

Bacon. Naturall Historie, s. 30.

That part of an animal which extends from the Is hackney'd honie unlackey'd.-Cowper. The Task, b. ii. The first was Splendor. In a robe of flame-colour, naked- ribs to the thigh.

brested; her bright haire loose flowing. The day following. Clodius attacked Milo's house, with

B. Jonson. The Second Masque of Beauty.

To flank,--to be or lie, to stand or be stationed, sword in hand and lighted Nambeaus, with intent to storm

on the side; and thus, to cover or protect, guard and burn it.--Middletur. Life of Cicero, s. 6.

Let Impudence lead Slander on, to boast

or defend it.
Her oblique look; and to her subtle side,
Fr. Flamber ; It. Fiam- Thou, black-mouth'd Execration, stand apply'd ;

Our enemies made certain loope-holes in the wall, thorow
Flame, n.

Draw to thee Bitternesse, whose pores sweat gal; mare; Lat. Flammare, from

the which they fiancking and scouring all the ditch with FLA'MING, n. She flame-ey'd Rage ; Rage, mischiefe.

their harquebussie, stopped our former course of carying, or flamma, and this from the

Id. Charmes from the Masques of Queens. going that way any more, without certaine and expresse
Fla'meless. Gr. Φλεγ-μα, from φλεγ-ειν,
Pox on your flameship, Vulcan; if it be

danger.-Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. ii. pt. i. p. 123.
ardere, urere, to burn.

To all as fatal as 't hath beene to me,

In the castle was placed that famous gentleman Andrea
Flame is applied to the And to Paul's steeple; which was unto us

Bragadino, who with a diligent gard had charge on that part blazing light thrown forth

'Bove all your fire-workes had at Ephesus,

Or Alexandria.

Id. An Execration of Vulcan,

of the castle principally, next vnto the sea side, trimming from a burning substance;

and digging out new flanckers for the better defence of the FLA'MMEOUS.

Sure Vulcan's shop is here

arsenal.-Id. Ib. p. 122.
(met.) to warmth or bright-

Hark, how the anvils thunder round the dens
ness of thought or feeling. Plammiromus!

Thompson. Sickness, b. iii. Some had the mainferres, the close gantlettes, the guis.
To throw forth or emit a
Around thy coast his bursting bombs he pours

settes, the fiancardes droped & gutted with red, and other fiame or blazing light; and generally. to burn, to

had the spekeled grene.-Hal. Henry IV, an, 1.

On flaming citadels and falling towers; heat, to warm, to glow.

With hissing streams of fire the air they streak

Next these came Tyne, along whose stong barcke
And hurl destrurtion round them where they break;

That Romaine monarch built a brasen wall,
And the wicke and the warme fuyr. wol make a fayr Ramme The skies with long ascending flames are bright,

Which mote the feebled Britons strongly flancke
For to murthen men with that in meerk sytten.
And all the sea reflects a quivering light.

Against the Picts, that swarmed over all.
Piers Plouhman, p. 331.

Addison. To the King.

Spenser. Faerie Qucene, b. 5. 6.11. 203

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The sides. Nankes, ar.d bellle (of the chameleon) meet With the rest of his tail he flapped and beat her legs. Flashy, the adjective, Skinner is inclined to sogither, as in fishes. -Holland. Plinie, b. viii. c. 33.

Holland. Plutarch, p. 792. derive from the Lat. Flaccidus ; but it appears At daie breaking, the legions appointed for the flankes,

They will hap the lye in Truth's teeth, tho she visibly merely a consequential usage of the verb; showy either for feare, or contempt, abandoned their standings; stand before their face without any vizard. and seased on the fielde adioining. beyond the marshes.

Howell, b. iii. Let. 23.

vain, spiritless; and thus, tasteless, insipid. Grenewey. Tacitus, Annales, p. 20.

Thou greene sarcenet flap for a sore eye, thou tassell of a Wherof cometh that horible and broade flashing fame of 8. There are other rules concerning the situation of trees;

prodigal's purse thou. --Shakes. Troil. & Cress. Act v. sc. 1. fyre? It sprong of one litel sparke.-Udai. James, c. 3. the former author cominending the forth-east wind both for But to make an end of the ship, to see how the sea flap- When loe the flashinge flames aloft the battlements had the flourishing of the tree, and advantage of the timber; but dragon'd it.--Id. Winter's Tale, Act iii. sc. 3.

caught to my observation, in our climates, where those sharpe winds do rather slanker then blow fully opposite upon our planta- , and all such swaggering humours. Amo. From stabbing of armes, flap-dragons, healths, whiffes

Of Turnus noble tower, and vp to heaven they cracklinge

raught. Phaer. Virgill. Æneidos, b. xii. tions, they thrive best.–Evelyn. Silva, c. 3. Chorus. Good Mercury defend us.

So did Sir Artegall upon her lay, By the rich scent we found our perfum'd prey,

B. Jonson. Cynthia's Revels, Act v. sc. 3. As if she had an yron andvile beene, Which, Hanck'd with rocks, did close in covert lie;

That flakes of fire, bright as the sunny ray,
And round about their murdering cannon lay,

Pan. I'le go afore, and have the bon-fire made,
My fire-works, and flap-dragons, and good back-rack,

Out of her steely armes were fashing seene.
At once to threaten and invite the eye.
With a peck of little fishes, to drink down

Spenser. Faerie Queene, d. v. c. 5.
Dryden. Annus Mirabilia, s. 26. In healths to this day.

Yet will a many little surges be
And yet in town and country prospects please

Beaum. & Fletch. The Beggar's Bush, Act v. sc. 2. Flashing upon the rocke full busily,
Where stately colonades are flank'd with trees.
In the last place, for the Dira, or flying pest, which flap-

And doe the best they can to kiss her feet
Pitt. Epistle to J. Pitt, Esq. ping on the shield of Turnus, and fluttering about his head,

But that their power and will not equal meet.,
In order just the ready squadrons ride,
disheartened him in the duel, and presag'd to him his ap-

Browne. Britannia's Pastorals, b. ii. 1.3, Then wheeling to the right and left divide,

proaching death, I might have plac'd it more properly Lin. Oft have I seasoned savoury periods To flank the foot, and guard each naked side.

amongst the objections.-Dryden. Dedication to the Æneid. With sugar'd words, to delude Gustus' taste,
Rowe. Lucan, b. iv.

And oft embellish'd my entreative phrase,
I spoke with him, and took much notice of him, he had

With smelling flowers of vernant rhetoric, The French infantry, posted at Blenheim, (made) at the an old black hat on, that flapped, and a pair of Spanish lea- Limning and flashing it with various dyes same time a terrible fire from behind some hedges on their ther shoes. --State Trials, an. 1679. T.Whitebread and others.

To draw proud Visus to me by the eyes. Hank which were advanced too near the village, so that the Did not the tender nonsense strike,

Brewer. Lingua, Act i. sc. l. first line was put into such disorder, part of them retired beyond the rivulet.

Contempt and scorn might look dislike;

Yet still the dangerous dykes, from shot do them secure,
Tyndall. History of England. Anne, an. 3, 1704.

Forbidding airs might thin the place,
The slightest flap a fly can chase.

Where they (mallards, &c.) from flash to flash like the

full epicure By great Antilochus, Atymniug dies,

Gay. The Lady and the Wasp. Wast, as they lov'd to change their diet every meal.
Pierc'd in the flank, lamented youth, he lies.
Oh! grievance sore, and listless dull delay,

Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 25.
Pope. Homer. Iliad, b. xvi. To waste on sluggish hulks the sweetest breeze!

And so, whilst I cast on thy funeral pile
For this assault should either quarter feel

What leagues are lost before the dawn of day,

The crown of bays, o let it crack awhile,
Thus loitering pensive on the willing seas,
Again to flank the tempest she might reel.

And spit disdain, till the devouring flashes
Falconer. The Shipwreck.
The fapping sail haul'd down to halt for logs like these.

Suck all the moisture up, then turn to ashes.
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 2.

Carew. An Elegy upon the Death of Dr. Donne.
Would an officer employ one of these corps (the volunteer) Q. Did you see any body, before that, have hold of the
to cover his fiank, or to maintain an important post.
Map of Mr. O'Connor's coat ?

Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts
Windham. Speech. Local Militia, April 12, 1808.

Erskine. Speech. Trial of the Earl of Thanet, 1799.

made of them by others: but that would be, onely in the

lesse important arguments, and the meaner sort of books: FLANNEL. Papnus spongiosus, bibulus et FLARE. Skinner says, Flare in one's eyes,

else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy

things.-Bacon. Ess. Of Studies.
mollis; perhaps, says Skinner, from Lanula, dim. oculis instar lucis obversari; I know not whether
of lana, wool.

from the Dut. Flederen, volitare, vagari, q. d. At last, in a good bour, we are come to his farewel, which
oculos circumvolitare, circa oculos vagari : to Alit Kashiest and the fustiest that ever corrupted in such an

is to be a concluding taste of his jabberment in law, the
There the Generall went on shore in his barge, and by
chance met a canoe of Dominicans, to the people whereof

or fly before or around the eye, glaring light. unswill'd hogshead.--Milton. Colasterion.
he gaue a yellow waistcoate of flannell and an handkerchief; To feel, or cause to feel, to throw forth or emit,
and they gave hija such fruits as they had.

But sometimes so shaken be these shell-fishes with the
a broad, dazzling, glaring light.
Hackluyt. Voyayes, vol. lii. p. 384.

feare of fashie lightenings, that they become emptie or
But qualnt pride

bring forth feble young ones, or at leastwise by some Pal. Well I am your theame, you have the start of me, I Hath taught her sons to wound their mother's side, abortive defects they slip and run on. am detected: I ani not able to answer the Welsh flannell. And gage the depth, to earch for flaring shells,

Holland. Animianus, p. 239. Shakespeare. Merry Wiues of Windsor, Act v. sc. 5. Iu whose bright bosome spumy Bacchus swells.

So much the greater is their sinne, that seek to Aash out

G. Fletcher. Christ's Triumph on Earth. Where the brass knocker wrapt in flannel band,

these flashings.-Purchas. Pilgrimage, b. I. c. 5. Forbids the thunder of the footman's hand.

For all the fights
Gay. Trivia, b. ii. I have fought for you on land; the fears at sea,

The arguments of the Grecian, drawn from reason, work
Where I have tugg'd with tempests, stood storms a mid-

themselves into your understanding, and make a deep and FLAP, v.

lasting impression in your mind; those of the Roman,
night ;
Skinner thinks with Dr. Th. H.,
Out-star'd the flaring lightning, and the next morning

drawn from wit, flash immediately on your imagination,
PLAP, n. that the verb is from the It. Flap-
Chas'd the unruly stubborn Turk with thunder.

but leave no durable effect.–Dryden. The Life of Plutarch. Fla'ppgr.

flaccescere ; and this either

Davenport. The City Night-Cap, Act iii. sc. I. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, from the Lat. Flalrum, or flaccescere. The noun, Her chaste and modest vail, surrounded with celestial The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. (sc.) a fly-Hap, from the Dut. Flabbe, muscarum beams, they over-laid with wanton tresses, and in a flaring

Pope. The Dunciad, b. ir. colaphus, which Minshew says, is from the sound

tire bespeckld her with all the gaudy allurements of a Hart. Yet it is sometimes too late with some of your

whore.--Milton, OJ Reformation in England, b. i. made in striking at flies. The similarity observ

young, termagant, flashy sinners--you have all the guilt of able in the applications of the words, lap, (qv.) and

Thy way unhappy shouldst thou take

the intention, and none of the pleasure of the practice. From Tyber's bank to Leman lake,

Congreve. The Old Bachelor, Act i. flap, leads to a suspicion that they have the same Thou art an aged priest no more origin ; f'prefixed to the latter-perhaps ) into p, But a young flaring painted whore:

From amidst this thick darkness the lightnings, those and then into f. (See F.) Junius says

Thy sex is lost, thy town is gone ;

swift executioners of divine vengeance, shall flash abroad Flap,mis the extremity of any thing soft and No longer Rome, but Babylon. Prior. Alma, c. 2.

over the earth, while ten thousand thunders, rolling from

the glorious God that maketh them shall at once utter their pendulous, and which is shaken by any slight mo

Now the shrill lark in ether floats,

tremendous voices; as it is written again in the same tion. To flap is

And carols wild her liquid notes ;

book of Psalms; " Our God shall come and shall not keep While Phæbus, in his lusty pride,

silence."--Horne. Works, vol. v. Dis. 5. To move, fall or strike with a flap; that is, with His flaring beams flicgs far and wide. the motion of such soft and pendulous substance.

Lloyd. To the Moon. Now flashing wide, now glancing as in play, A flap-dragon is a small inflammable substance Have we not seen round Britain's peopled shore,

Swift beyond thought the lightnings pass away.
set on float in a glass of liquor. To swallow this Her useful sons exchang'd for useless ore?
unhurt while flaming was a proof of dexterity in a
Seen all her triumphs but destruction haste,

Those sallies of jollity in the house of feasting are often
Like flaring tapers brightning as they waste.

forced from a troubled mind; like flashes from the black toper, and candle ends were sometimes used as the

Goldsmith. The Traveller. cloud. which, after a momentary effulgence, are succeeded ne plus ultima of the exercise. In our times, raisins

by thicker darkness.-Blair, vol. ii. Ser. 13. in hot brandy form one of the Christmas gambols

FLASH, v. Junius, from the Gr. 910, of children.

Flash, n. flame; Skinner, from the verb intimidated (Lord Mulgrave) pronounces a fiashy panegyric

At the same moment that he asserts the high bailiff was
A flap-jack, from a quotation produced by
FLA'ShING, n. to blaze. It is not improbably upon the firmness and intrepidity of the very

man be aflirms Archdeacon Nares, appears to have been a kind

FLA'shy. from the verb to fly, to flit, to

to be thus terrified. of pancake. flicker, A. S. Fliccerian.

Fox. Speech. Westminster Scrutiny, June 8, 1784, Tho were faitouts a fered and flowen to Peerses bernes

To have or give a dazzling, glittering or shining The very attempt towards pleasing every body, discovers And fiapen on white flailes, fro morwe til evene. appearance; to throw forth or emit a sudden and a temper always flashy, and often false and insincere. Piers Plouhman, p. 137. transient blaze or flame ; and, generally, (lit. and

Burke. Speech at Bristol previous to the Election. watercom and had well sed tiemselves, he was contented produce a shining or showy appearance.

FLASK. ? A. S. Flaxa ; Ger. Flasche ; It. Par (quoth he) when many flies stunde feeding vppon his met.) to throw or rush forth suddenly, so as to

Fla'sket. | Fiasco; Sp. Flasco, frasco.

See aj another's perswasion to haue them flapt awaie. Wilson, The Arte of Rhetorique, p. 201. from the locks on the Thames, to assist the

"A flash,Grose says, " is a supply of water FLAGON,
Cred. With what a lye you'd Aap me in the mouth ! barges.” And Pegge, in his Supplement, “ Any of a barrel; and Grose, flasket, a long, shallow

Ray calls a flasket, a bottle made in fashion
Cartwright. T'he Ordinary, Act ii. sc. 5. pool of water." See the quotation from Drayton. basket.


Couper. Truth.

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This sulphurous flask, therefore, dyes in his own smok: Just as in our streets, when the people stay

We see also that cor newly inned, and all fruits of trees onely leaving an hatefull stench behind.

To see the prince and so fill up the way

presently upon their gathering, are plump, full and sweed Bp Hall. Cont. Hezekiah & Senacherib. That weesels scarce could passe, whë she comes nere

again, untill such time as they have exhalled forth all that They throng, and cleave up, and a passage cleare,

is flatuous, and breathed out the crudities thereof. Where also there is one Canephoros, to wit, a virgin bear. As if for that time their round bodies fatned were..

Holland. Plutarch, p. 642. ing upon her head a flasket of holy reliques; all of Scopas

Donne. The Progresse of the Soule, s. 1. v. 14.

The cause is for that rhubarb is a medicine, hich the his making. -Holland. Plinie, b. xxxvi. c. 5.

Whilst they, sir, to relieve him in the fable,

stomack in a small quantity doth digest and overcome, beThey (good qualities) have all a tang of his testy humour, Make their loose comments upon every word,

ing not flatuous or loathsome.-Bacon. Nat. Hist. s. 44. that shows itself in all he says and does : like a drop of oil

Gesture, or look, I use ; mock me all over ;

Chrysippus writeth, that it is a soveraigne medicine for left in a flask of wine, in every glass you taste it.

From my flat cap unto my shining shoes.

flatuosities, and such as be oppressed with melancholy. Southerne. The Maid's Last Prayer, Act ii. sc. 1. B. Jonson. Every Man in his Humour, Act ii. sc. 1.

Holland. Plinie, b. xx. c. 9. The argument proves too much, for, by the same argu

A sharp-pointed hat,

In this disease it were better for to represse the said winment, a Hask of air would have more intrinsic value than

(Now that you see the gallants all flat-headed,)

dinesse and flatuosilie.--Id. Ib. b. xxviii. c. 19. all the rest put together; since air is absolutely necessary to

Appears not so ridiculous, as a yonker,

The fourth cause is faluosity: for wind stirred moveth to support life; which none of the rest are.

Without a love-intrigue.

Digby. Elvira, Act iii.

expell.-Bacon. Naturall llistorie, s. 39. Waterland. Works, vol. viii. p. 186.

After which commeth the broad bit of the plough-sheare I was assailed by that splenetic passion which a countrey The Fauns through every furrow shot

indeed, lying flat-wise, and in earing casteth up all before good fellow that had been a piece of a grammarian ineant, To load their flaskets with the fruit. ---Parnell, Bacchus. it, and clenseth the furrow.-Holland. Plinie, b. xviii. c. 18. when he said he was sick of the fatus, and the other hard

word; for hypochondriacus stuck in his teeth. FLAT, v. Dut. Plat; Ger. Flach; Fr.

Still over head

Reliquia Wottonionæ, p. 467.
Flat, n. Plat ; It. Piatto; Gr. Olatus,

The mingling tempest weaves its gloom, and still
The deluge deepens ; till the fields around

The most sure sign of a deficient perspiration is flatulency
Flat, adj. platus, piatto, (Menage.)

Lie sunk, and flatted, in the sordid wave.-Thomson. Aut. or wind.- Arbuthnot. Of Aliments, c. 5.
Fla'tiy. Flat, is (by usage at least)

Vegetables abound more with aerial particles than animal
FLATNESS. opposed to round; and thus,
It is true, he runs into a flat of thought, sometimes for

substances, and therefore are more flatulent.--Id. Ib. c. 6.
FLATTEN, v. having a plane superficies ; level, track of Scripture. -Dryden. Origin and Progress of Satire.
a hundred lines together, but it is when he has got into a

His story is not so pleasing as Ariosto's ; he is too flatue
FLA'ttish. extended, prostrate; and also,

lent sometimes, and sometimes too dry.
to eminent or elevated, or projecting; and thus,
To serve all times he could distinctions coin,

Dryden. Dedication to Jurenai.
And with great ease fiat contradictions join.

The painfull and comfortless sensations produced by fa. low, depressed, dejected, sunk ;-also, to deep;

Id. Tarquin & Tullia.

tulencies and indigestions, in hypochondriac temperaments, and thus, shallow.

A real presence all her sons allow,

have sometimes been mistaken for an anxious state of (Met.) l. Downright, positive. And yet 'tis flat idolatry to bow,

mind; and the medicines which relieve the one will admi

nister comfort to the other. 2. Depressed or dejected, spiritless, inanimate, Because the Godhead's there they know not how.

Id. The Hind and the Panther.

Cogan. On the Passions, vol. i. pt. ii, c. 2. lifeless, tasteless, dull, stupid. ' A flat, one easily gulled or deluded.

He was so far from spreading copies of his explanation, FLATTER, v. Dut. Fletsen, fletteren ; Fr. taking the oath, that he flatly refused to give a kind, and

FLATTERER. Flater ; which Men

ge, supAnd betimes in the morning we were altogether runne discreet friend, then in his chamber, a copy of it, lest it

Fla'TTERING. and folded in amongst flats and sands, amongst which we might go abroad.—State 7'rials, an. 1681. Earl of Argyle.

ported by various preceding found shoale and deepe in euery three or foure shipes length,

FLA’TTERINGLY. etymologists, derives from after we began to sound.--Hackiuyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 156. The poet could not keep up his narration all along in the

FLATTERY. Flatare, a frequentative of grandeur and magnificence of an heroic style : he has here Towards the northe lieth a nacion called Nasamons, who sunk into the flatness of prose.

flo, flare, to blow.

Flare, flatum, flatare, floter. inhabitting vpon a flalle shore, be accustomed to live on

Addison. Notes on Ovid. Melam. b. iii. Junius thinks that it may have been formed from spoiles of the sea, & lye alwayes in a wayte vpon the coast to spoyle such ships as suffer wreck.

These worms are small and black, lodging in a greyish flat, because it is peculiar to flatterers, planâ expliBrende. Quintius Curtius, fol. 71. shell

, they have large fla'lish heads, a large mouth, with four catâque manu (with a flat hand) demulcere caput

black jaws.-- Denham. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 11. N. 22. aut genas eorum, (or, according to the common They fell downe flatte on theyr faces before the throne.

Bale. Image, pt. i. The pods (cocoa and cocô) which seldom contain less than phrase, to smoothen down those) into whose faa thirty nuts of the size of a flatted olive, grow upon the stem

vour they would insinuate themselves. The Lat. Wherfore they stood most in doubt of the Duke of Parma his small and flat-bottomed ships.

and principal branches.-Granger. The Sugar Cane, b. i. Palpare is to touch or stroke gently and softly, Hackluyl. Voyages, vol. i. p. 596.

This Saxon style begins to be defined by flat and round and thus, to caress, to flatter, and palpum, a

arches, by some undulating zigzags on certain old fabricks, gentle stroke; flattery. According to the etymoTheir houses are flat-rooffed and built of lime and stone.

and by a very few other characteristics, all evidences of logy of Menage,-
Id. Ib. vol. iii. p. 391.
barbarous and ignorant times.

To breathe or whisper (sc.) praise or pleasing
When like a Phæbean champion, she (Vertue] hath routed

Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. i. c. 5. words into the ear;-(of Junius) to smoothen or the army of her enemies, ftatted their strongest forts, But it is certain, from Cicero's account, that he was ad- soften down, to soothe or luil, to please or gratify, brought ihe mightiest of her foes, in a chained subjection; mitted to an audience ; and when he began to press, and (sc.) by praise or pleasing words, or actions. to burnour the motions of her thronged chariot, and be the

even supplicate him in a manner the most affecting, that
gaze of the abusive world.-Fellham, pt. i. Resolve 4.

Holland has coined the n. Flatteress, and Boyle
Pompey flatly refused to help him.
It may be apprehended that the retrenchment of these

Middleton. The Life of Cicero, vol. i. 8. 4. the ad. Flatterously.
pleasant liberties, may fat and dead the taste of conversa-

The truth is, that many minds are not so indisposed to For thees frerere flaterede nie. while he fond me riche. tion.--Mountague. Devoute Essayes, pt. i. Treat. 12. s. 3. any thing which can be offered to them, as they are to the

Piers Plouhman, P 202. After this the Britains drew back toward the mouth of fatness of being content with common reasons: and what is

Rygt so flaterers and foles, aren the fend procuratores. the Thames, and acquainted with those places, cross'd over ;

most to be lamented, minds conscious of superiority are the Entysen men thorgh here tales. to synne and to harlotrie.

most liable to this repugnancy. where the Romans following them through bogs and danger

Id. p. 114.

Paley. Natural Theology, c. 23.
ous flats, hazarded the loss of all.

Fortune gan flateric thenne. thaym fewe that were alyve.
Milton. History of England, b. ii.
The ordinary shape of the fish's eye being in a much larger

Id. p. 397,
This is monte potiri, to get the hill. For no perfect dis-

degree convex than that of land-animals, a corresponding O soden hap, O thou fortune unstable

difference attends its muscular conformation, viz. that it is Like to the scorpion so deceivable,
covery can be made upon a fat or a levell.

B. Jonson. Discoveries.
throughout calculated for faltening the eye.—1d. 10. c. 3. That flatrest with thy hed whan thou wolt sting.

Chaucer. The Marchanles l'ale, v. 9933.
Ant. What a blow was there given?

Others say that this event happened in the palace of the Thou shalt eke eschue the conceilling of all flatterers, Seb. And it had not falne flat long.

Cardinal de Medici, Torreggiano being jealous of the superior swiche as enforcen hem rather to preisen youre persone by Shakespeare. Tempest, Act 1i. sc. 2. honours paid to Michael Angelo, whose nose was flattened by faterie, than for to tell you the sothfastnesse of thinges. isab. That in the captaine's but a chollericke word, the blow.-Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. i. c. 4.

Id. The Tale of Melibeus. Which in the souldier is flat blasphemie.

Whilst our heroes from home

And thus with fained flattering and japes,
Id. Measure for Measure, Act ii. sc. 2.
For laurels thus roam,

He made the persone, and the peple, his apes.
Jes. Nay, you need not fear vs Lorenzo, Launcelot and I
Should the flat-bottom'd boats but appear,

Id. The Proingue, v. 707.
Our militia shall show
are out, he tells me flatly there is no mercy for me in

Som saiden, that we ben in herte most esed heauen, because I am a Jew's daughter.

No wooden-shoed foe

Whan that we ben uftatered and ypreised :
Can with freeman in battle compare.
Id. Merchant of Venice, Act ii. sc. 2.

He goth ful nigh the sothe, I wol not lie;
P. Whitehead. An Occasional Song.

A man shal win us best with flaterie.
Unjust thou saist,
Flatly unjust, to bind with laws the free,

Id. The Wis of Bathes Tale, v. 6514,
FLA'TIVE. Lat. Flare, to blow, which,
And equal over equals to let reigne,

The kynde flatterous can not loue

Fla'TULENCY. with the Gr. prav, Vossius
One over all withi unsucceeded power.

But for to bryng hym selfe aboue,
Id. Paradise Lost, b. v.
FLATULENT. thinks—a sono factum.

For howe that euer his maister fare,

Flatvo'sity. That can or may blow; blow. So that hymself stonde out of care,
Wherof to help those many infirmities, which he reckons

FLA'TUOUS. ing, windy, swollen with wind,

Him retcheth nought, up, rudeness, impertinency, fatness, and the like, we have

Gower, Con. A. b. vii. a remedy of God's finding out, which is not Liturgy, but his

FLATUS. puffy, vain.

And thus they werchen treble sinne, own free spirit.- Millon. Answer to Eikon Basilikè.

That ben fialours about a kynge.

Id, Ib,
Gus. Eat not too many of these apples, they be very sative.
Howbeit, wonderful it remaineth still, how it should be-

Brewer. Lingua, Act iv. sc. 17.

There might be no werse thynge

About a kynges regalie,
come a globe, considering so great flatnesse of plaines and
seas.-Holland. Plinie, b. ii. c. 65.

The pure, light, and piercing substance of the fire, being

Than is the vice of flaterie.

Id. Ib. now converted into lightning, is gone and passed away; but The vaine excesse of Anttering fortunes giftes, Leo. The prince has been upon him.

the more weighty, gross, and flatulent part remaining behind, Enuenometh the minde with vanitye,
What a flatten face he has now? it takes, believe it;.

enwrapped within the cloud, altereth and taketh quite the
How like an ass he looks.
coldnesse away, and drinketh up the moisture, making it

And beates the restelesse braine with endlesse driftes,
Beaum. & Fletch. Humourous Lieutenant, Act iii. sc. 5. more flatuous and windy.-Holland. Plutarch, p. 577.

To staye the staffe of worldly dignitie

Gascoigne. Memories, 805




He likeneb God to worldly tyrauntes, at whom no man

Minshew, Skinner, or Junius.) It is prooably from ' In Hackluyt, Drayton, &c. it is applied to a blasu may come, saue a few patterers whiche minister vnto Fle-an, to fee or flie. File-aned, flean'd, fleant, a gust, from the Lat. Flare, to blow, say some them a:) voluptuoustess, & serue their lustes at all pointes. Tyndall. Workes, p. 297. flant or flaunt.

etymologists. That is to saye, peruerse and cursed folkes to whomeuery giddy, showy, ostentatious or daring manner.

To move with an airy, flying motion; in a gaudy, Any thing flayed or excoriated ; and thus, 'a thynge well done is odyous and hatefull, namely,whan they

defect, a defeazance, imperfection, fault, a weaksee any person that hath dispyed wycked conuersacion, Yield me thy fanting hood,

ness. Sods, flayed or stripped, from the top or worldly gloses or flatterynges; and hy holy penaunce is shake off those bells of thine,

surface of the earth, are in the North called become a newe man.--Fisher. The Sercn Psalmes, Ps. 38. Such checking bussards yll deserves

flaws. And further,

or bell or hood so fine. This pestilet vermine God hath suffred for the wycked.

Turberville. To his Friend that refused him, &c.

Any thing flayed, stript, rent, or torn off; a nesse of his people. first flatteringly to crepe, to dissemble, glose, and speake fayre, promysynge prosperitie, vyctorie, Lod. How she goes flaunting too! she must have a

rent ;-a rush, a gust, a blast, a torrent, a tumult, long life, and heauen, after this departinge.

Feather in her head, and a cork in her heel.

a storm. Bale. Image, pt. i.

Davenport. The City Night-cap, Act ii. sc. I. He would maintaine my right Johannes Casa being yet a younge springall before he ca ne

and further aye my cause, When's understanding wav'd in a flaunting feather, and to be a clerke and longe before he was a bishop or lego le, his best contemplation look'd no further than a new

And bannish all dispaire that grewe made certaine amorouse sonnettes in Italian rime folowinge fashion'd doublet.

by frowarde fortune's flawes. the Italian poete Petrarcha, to whiche kinde of exercise the

Turbervile. The Louer to Cupid for Mercie. Beaum. & Fletch. The Elder Brother, Act v. sc. 1. good wittes of Italy in youth are much giuen and without naminge any persone, Hatteringly smoothed that heinous

Dost thou come hither with thy flourishes,

Passing vp a very large riuer, a great flaw of winde tooke facte rather then praised.--Hardinge, in Jewell. Def. p. 382.

Thy faunts, and faces to abuse men's manners ?

me whereby wee were constrained to seeke succour for that Id. The False One, Act iii. sc. 3. night.Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii.

p. 105. And (Darius) puffed vp with the vanitie, & flattery of the Mor. Pray tell me,

It is a cape subiect much to flawes, by reason it is a very greate me which were about him, turned to Charidemus of Is this stern woman still upon the flaunt

hie land.-Id. Ib. vol. iii. p. 586. Athens an expert man of warre (which for the displeasure Of bold defiance ? Id. The Tamer Tamed, Act ii. sc. 2.

- As I question'd that Alexander did beare him, was banished the country,) & asked him if he thought not that copanye sufficient to ouerThose gaudy garish flowers you choose,

His tenure in particulars, he answerd, throwe the Macedones.-Brende. Quintus Curtius, fol. 21.

In which our nymphs are flanting,

My worship needed not to flaw his right,
Which they at feast, and bridals use,

For if the humour held him, he could make
This is it that giveth unto a Aatterer that large field, un- The sight and smell enchanting.

A jointure to my over-living niece, der pretence of friendship where he hath a fort (as it were)

Drayton. The Muses' Elysium, Nymph. 6.

Without oppression.-Ford. The Lady's Trial, Act ii. sc.2. commodiously seated, and with the vantage to assail and

I never grudg'd, whate'er my foes report,

You shall, in faith, my scirvie baboon Don, endammage us, and that is, self-love; whereby every man Your flaunting fortune in the Lion's court.

Bee curried, claw'd, and flaw'd, and taw'd, indeed. being the first and greatest fallerer of himself, he can be

Dryden. The Hird and the Panther, pt. iii.

B. Jonson. The Alchymist, Act iv. sc. 3. very well content to admit a stranger to come neere and falter him, namely, when he thinketh and is well willing with- There, faunting in immortal bloom,

When with his folk but few, not passing two or three,

Put forth again to sea, where after many a flaw, all to witness with him, and to confirme that good self The musk-rose scents the verdant bloom. conceit and opinion of his own.-Holland. Plutarch, p. 69.

Fenton. Secundus. Bas. 2.

Such as before themselves, scarce mortal ever saw.

Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 19. With finttering wordes he sweetly wooed her,

Few earthly things found favour in his sight

And when at length her flagging pinion fails,
And offered faire guiftes t'allure her sight;
Save concubines and carnal companie,

Panting she bangs upon the rattling sails,
But she both offers and the offerer
And faunting wassailers of high and low degree.

And being forc'd to loose her hold with pain,
Despysde, and all the fawning of a flatterer.

Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 1. s. 2. Yet beaten off, she straight lights on again,
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iii. c. 8.

And toss'd with flaws, with storms, with wind, with
Not in our early lexico-

weather, There is no such fatterer, as in a man's selfe; and there Flavour, n.

graphers. Perhaps from the Yet still departing thence, still turneth thither. is no such remedy, against flatterie of a man's selfe, is the FLAVOROUS. “ Fr. Flairer, - to scent,

Id. Surrey to Lady Geraldine. libertie of a friend.-Bacon. Ess. Of Friendship.

smell; also, to perfume, cast a smell, yield a When as it could not be found how hardness of heart 'Those women who in times past were called in Cypres, savour, breathe out a scent,” Cotgrave. Also should be lessened by liberty of divorce, a fancy was devised Colacides, i. e. fiatteresses.-Holland. Plutarch, p. 71. applied to the taste.

to hide the flaw, by commenting that divorce was permitted

only for the help of wives. Flattery is a fine picklock of tender eares, especially of

Nor did the dancing ruby

Milton. Doctrine of Divorce, b. ii. c. 15. those, whom fortune hath borne high upon their wings, that

Sparkling, out powr'd, the flavor, or the smell, submit their dignity and authority to it, by a soothing of Or taste that cheers the hearts of Gods or men,

The Bishop of the Diocese, who was the founder of the themselves.-B. Jonson. Discoveries.

Allure thee from the cool chrystalline stream.

Priory in succession, had not given his consent to the trans

lation of the said Priory into a Dean and Chapter : which The publick having once suffered 'em (authors) to take the

Milton. Samson Agonistes. Aaw afterwards caused great trouble to this church under ascendent, they become, like flattered princes, impatient of Wine wets the wit, improves its native force,

Queen Elizabeth.--Strype. Memorials. Edw. VI. an. 1547. contradiction or advice.

And gives a pleasant flavour to discourse.
Shaftesbury. Miscell. Refl. misc. 5. c. 1.

But the diamond being fair and flawless, and so thick,
Pomfret. The Choice.

that the merchant told me it would be too deep for one The person that hath the sheep's blood in his veins, is still Temper'd in this, the Nymph of form divine

ring, and therefore that he meant to split it into two: I had very well, and like to continue so. If we durst believe him- Pours a large portion of the Pramnian vine ;

it weighed, and found it to amount to ten carats (or 40 self, who is flatterously given, he is much better than he was With goat's milk cheese a flavorous taste bestowe,

grains.)-Boyle. Works, vol. v. p. 577. before, as he tells us in a later account he brought into the And last with flour the smiling surface strowes.

No, the decree was just and without flaw; society.-Boyle. Works, vol. vi. p. 253.

Pope. Homer. Iliad, b. xii.

And he, that made, had right to make, the law;
We may be hypocrites to others and base flatterers, but
There casks of wine in rows adorn'd the dome

His sov'reign pow'r and pleasure unrestrain d,
our consciences whenever they are throughly awakened are
(Pure flavorous wine, by Gods in bounty given,

The wrong was his who wrongfully complained. always sincere and deal truly with us, and speak to us as And worthy to exalt the feasts of heaven.)

Cowper. Hope. they think.-- Tillotson, vol. i. Ser. 38.

Id. Ib. Odyssey, b. ii.

FLAWN. Fr. Flans; Ger. Flader ; Dut.
Had there been a taste in water, be it what it might, it
Let these considerations prevail with us always to live, not

would liave infected every thing we ate or drank with an

Of unknown etymology. Cotgrave with regard to the opinion of others, which may be grounded importunate repetition of the same favour. upon mistake, or may not indeed be their own opinion, but

says,-Flans ;-flawns, custards, egg-pies. their finttery: but with regard to the judgment of our own

Paley. Natural Theology, c. 21.

With deitie flaunes brode and flat. conscience, which though it may sometimes be mistaken, And see, my friends, this garden's little bound,

Chaucer. The Rom. of the Rose. can never be bribed and corrupted.-Id. Io.

So small the wants of nature, well supplies
Our board with plenty; roots or wholesome pulse

Fall to your cheese-cakes, curds and clouted cream,
On the rising of the Carews in Devonshire, who were flat- Or herbs, or favour'd fruits.--Dodsley. Agriculture, c. 2.

Your fools, your flawns. tered with the hopes of this match, the princess (Elizabeth]

B. Jonson. The Sad Shepherd, Act i. sc. 2
and he (the last Earl of Devonshire) were committed to the The fruit produced by the righteous, through grace, co-
Tuwer, and accused by Wyat as his accomplices.
pious, fair, and well flavoured, like that which once grew

FLAX. A. S. Flear ; Dut. Vlas, vlasch ;
Walpole. Anecdoles of Painting, vol. i. c. 6. upon the tree of life, invites all beholders to come and par-

FLA'xED. Ger. Flachs. Junius, from $AQ-61,
take, with its owner, of that glory and immortality with
Here Cumberland 'ies, having acted his parts,

Fla'xen. to beat or bruise. Skinner, from
which it shall one day be crowned.
The Terence of England, the mender of hearts;

Flaxy, Lat. Villus.
Horne. Works, vol. iv. Dis. 3.

Wachter, from Nack-
A flattering painter, who made it his care,

ELV, to weave, or alokos, cæsaries.
To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.

FLAVOUS. Lat. Flavus, yellow, from the
Goldsmith. Retaliation.
Gr. Rey-elv, to burn.

Wyves and widoes. wool and fax spynneth.

Piers Ploukman, p. 128. He (Lord Rockingham) had flatteringly told me that he

The membrane itself is somewhat of a flavous colour, and was so perfectly satisfied with my public conduct, that he

A bresid reed he schal not breke, and he schal not quench
should be glad of an opportunity of serving the country in tends more towards that of gold, than any other part what- smokynge flax til he caste out doom to victorie.
serving me.- Anecdotes of Bp. Watson, vol. i. p. 149. soever.-Smith. Portraiture of Old Age, (1666.)

Wiclif. Matthew, c. 12.
Wouldst thou then exchange

Lat. Flavus, yellow.

A brosed reede shall he not brake, and flare that begynneth

to burne, he shall not quenche tyll he send forth iudgeinent Those heart-ennobling sorrows for the lot And lilly forhed had this creature

vnto victorye.- Bible, 155). Ib. of him who sits amid the gaudy herd With liuelish browes, flawe of colour pure,

This pardoner had here as yelwe as wak,
Of silent flatterers bending to his nod.

Betwene the which, was meane disseuerance
Akenside. Pleasures of Imagination, b. ill.

But smooth it hong, as doth a strike of fax.
From euery browe, to shew a distance.

Chaucer. The Prologue, v. 678
Plattery, if its operation be nearly examined, will be found

Chaucer. The Court of Loue.

For (cosin) it is a thing right hard, to touch pitch, & neuer to owe its acceptance, not to our ignorance, but knowledge of our failures, and to delight us rather as it consoles our

to break or bruise ; Skinner,

burning.T. . Werkes, p. .
wants than displays our possessions.-Rambler, No. 155.
FLA'WLESS. from A. S. Fleah, albugo, a white

Ubald. I am so dry
In Cotgrave, in v. Gorgiaser, spot in the eye. Tooke, - that it is the past

I have not spittle enough to wet my fingers
but (not in our lexicographers, part. of the X. S. verb Flean, to flay, (qv.) In

When I draw my far from my distaff.

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! Thus was Aristides therefore justly honoured, praised, KTOWeth in

and his count and request; how beit

, none use it hut the fuiters probably from the A. S. Flean, to flea or flay; taxes, saving only of Themistocles, who went up and down There is not a whiter fax to be found, and indeed resem- from the effect of its bite upon the skin.

fleering at the matter, saying it was no meet praise for an bling wooll neares than this fiar.

Flea-bite, --- Any trilling wound or pain; any honest man, but rather for a coffer well barr'd with iron, Holland. Plinie, b. xix. c. 1. thing minute or trifling.

where a man might safely lay up his gold and silver.

North. Plutarch, p. 285.
She as the learned'st maide was chose by them,

And after they bec washed, it was not lawfull for any man
(Her fiased hair crown'd with an anadem)
or woman to kill either fler or lowse with their handes,

Like a cunning curtizan, that dallies the ruffian to undoe
To judge who best desery'd, for she could fit
neither yet to take them with their nailes, vntill they haue

himself; and then pays him with a fleer, and scorn.
The height of praise unto the height of wit.
accomplished their vowed orations in the mountayne of

Feltham, pt. i. Resolve 25.
Browne. Britannia's Pastorals, D. i. s. 4. pardons abouesayd.--Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. ii. pt. i. p. 207. Pas. Democritus, thou ancient jleerer,
The nectar which the Gods do troll,
You have heard a whole court role of ribaudrie, and yet

How I miss thy laugh, and ha' since.
Is frozen i'th celestial bow);

Bas. There you nam'd the famous jeerer,
all these are but flea-bitings in respect and comparison of
And the cup-bearer, Ganimede,

That ever jeer'd in Rome, or Athens.
that, which I shall now shew you.
Has capp'd his frizzled flax head. Cotlen. Winter.

Beaum. f Fletch. The Nice Valour, Act v. sc. 1.

Wilson. The Arte of Rhetorique, p. 128.
Her faren haire, insnaring all beholders,
She next permits to wave about her shoulders.
But if you let them sucke their fill, and to go away of

Your whootings and your clamours,
Browne. Britannia's Pustorals, b. i. 8.5.
themselues, then they doe no other hurt, but leaue behinde

Your private whispers, and your broad fleerings. thein a red spot somewhat bigger then a flea-biting.

Id. Philaster, Act ii. sc. I. But of all others, the toile made of cumes, flaxen cords,

Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 475. Says then the fleering spark, with courteous grin, are so strong, that the wild bore falling into it will be caught

Marke but this fea, and marke in this

By which he drew his infant cullies in ; and no maruaile, for these kind of nets will checke the very

How little that which thou deny'st me, is;

"Nothing more easy; did you never see edge of a sword or such like weapon.

It suck'd me first, and now sucks thee,

How in a swarm, bees, hanging bee by bee,
Holland. Plinie, b. xix. c. 1.
And in this fea our two blouds mingled


Make a long sort of rope below the tree.”
The four colours signify these four virtues. The flozeg,

Donne. The Flea.

King. Hold Fast Below. having whiteness, appertains to temperance, because it

When Cleomenes had heard their answer, he told them

I pass now where you fleer and laugh,
makes candidam et mundam animam.
Sir M. Sandys. Essays, (1634.) p. 16.
they had done him great wrong; for they should have ad-

Cause I call Dan my better hall!
vertised him before he had taken his journey, and not now

Oh there you think you have me safe!
(She) deserues a name
when he was almost hard at their gates, to send him back

But hold, sir!
As ranke as any flax wench, that puts to
again with a flea in his ear.-North. Plutarch, p. 673.

Swift. A Rejoinder by the Dean in Jackson's Name.
Before her troth-plite.

She was continually exercised with the affliction of a FLECK, v.
Shakespeare. Winter's Take, Act i. sc. 2.

Skinner says, Flecked, macu. weak body, and of a wounded spirit, the agonies whereof FLE'CKER. latus, (spotted) from Ger. Fleck ; She seeketh wooll and flax, and worketh willingly with she would oft recount with much passion, prosessing that

Sw. Fleck, a spot.
ker hands.-Bible. Proverbs, xxxi. 13.
the greatest bodily sicknesses were but fleu-biles to those

It is probably no other than
Inferior diets had folland or flaxen table-cloths, but no
scorpions.—Bp. Hall. Specialties of his Life.

flaked, i. e. having flakes, (sc.) of various colours. napkins.

You have acted certain murders bere in Rome

Flekering is, flickering, (9v.)
Parl. Hist. 12 Char. II. Prov. for the King's Household. Bloody and full of horrour.

To mark or cover with broad spots; to variegate
Adown the shoulders of the heavenly fair

Lod. 'Las they were flea-bitirgs.

with spots. In easy ringlets flow'd her flaxen hair;

Webster. The White Devil, Act i.

And wonderful fowles
And with a golden comb, in matchless grace

Thus spoke the proud hussey and view'd me all round With fleckede fetthers.--Piers Plouhman, p. 222.
She taught each lock its most becoming place.

With an eye of disdain, and thrice spit on the ground;
Fawkes. Apollonius Rhodius. The Argonautics, b. iii. Then mimick'd my voice with satyrical sneer,

He was al coltish, full of ragerie,
They were never so stupid as not to understand that
And sent me away with a flea in my ear.

And full of jergon, as a flecked pie.
human laws, like a thread of jus before a flame, vanish and

Fawkes. Moschus, Idyl. 9.

Chaucer. The Marchantes Tale, v. 9522 disappear before popular commotions.

Winchester replied to this, with seemingly much satis

About the peytrel stood the fome full hie
Warburton, vol. x. Ser. 31. faction, how himself was arrived at that haven of quietness

He was of fome as flecked as a pie.
Our happy swains
without loss of any notable tackle, as the mariners say,

Id. The Chanones Yemannes Prologue, v, 16,033.
Behold arising, in their fattening flocks,
which (he said) was a great matter as the winds had blown;

A rose gerlond fressh, and wel smelling,
A double wealth; more rich than Belgium's boast,
and with little flea-biling convcyed to an easy estate.

Above hire hed hire doves feckering.
Who tends the culture of the flaxen reed.

Strype. Memoria's. Queen Mary, an. 1555.

İd. The Knightes Tale, v. 1964, Dyer, The Fleece, b. iii. We wonder at the ingenuity displayed in harnessing a flea

For though the friendly wordes therein were good,
to a microscopic chariot; but the genius of the artist we do
FLAY, or A. S. Flean, cxcoriare, deglu- not admire, because it exerts itself in nothing that can be

Yet many a thought they moued in his moode,

As well appeared by his flecked cheeks,
bere, to fley, to pull, to pull off called either great or good; and because, though at first

Nowe chirrye redde, now pale and greene as leekes. FLA'YER. the skin or rind, (Somner.) Dut. view it may yield a slight gratification, one is rather vexed

Gascoigne. Dan Bartholomew of Batke.
Vlaen, vlaeghen.

than pleased to think that so much skill and time should be
thrown away upon such a trifle

Tur. Brave lords, our conquests will be honourable,
To strip, pull, rend or tear off—the rind, skin,

Beatlie. Elements of Moral Science, pt. i. c. 2. 8. 5. Because we have to deal with honoured foes; or other superficial coating.

Our pikes stand to receive you like a wood, FLEAK, or See Flake. An occasional We'll fleck our white steeds in your Christian blood. And moreouer the wretched swollen membres that they Flake. gate or hurdle, set up in a gap.

Heywood. The Four Apprentices of London. shewe thurgh disguising, indeparting of hir hosen in white and rede, seemcth that half hire shameful privee members North.-Grose.

It riddeth freckles, moles, and generally any spots or flecki were fiaine.-Chaucer. The Persones Tale. A rack for bacon, &c. York.- Pegge. Proba- that marre the beautie or favour.

Holland. Plinie, b. xxviii. c. 8. There dyd I see such sightes, as yet my heart do pricke, bly both so called because made of flakes of wood.

The greace of a swan is commended both for to clense the
I saw the noble Bragandine, when he was fley'd quicke. FLEAM. Dut. Vlieme; Fr. Flammette, or A. S. skin of the face from all flecks and freckles, and also to take
Gascoigne. A Deuise of a Maske.

Fla, an arrow. Skinner says, from the Gr, and away wrinkles.-Id. 16. b. xxx. c. 4.
When his friend dieth, he killeth his best horse, and Lat. Phlebotomum, Cotgrave explains

His ears and legs
having flayed of his skinne hee carieth it on high vpon A kind of launcet, pointed like a broad arrowy

Fleckt here and there, in gay enameli'd pride, a long pole before the corpse to the place of buriall.


Rival the speckled pard. Somervile. The Chase.
Hackluyl. Voyages, vol. i. p. 490. head, wherewith chirurgeons use to open a vein.
Hus. Why, he can have no inore of us than our skins.

FLEDGE, v. Dut. Fledderen ; Ger. Fliegen,
And some of them want but flexing.
FLEAR, or Junius thinks of kin to the

Fledge, adj. } volare, to fly; and consequen-
Anonymous. A Yorkshire Tragedy, Act i. sc. 8.

Fleer, v. A. S. Fleared-ian, nugari ;
A prince is the pastor of the people. Hee ought to sheere,

fleard, nuga, toyes, trifles: tially, Plumescere

, to be or become feathered or

able to fly. net to fea his skee pe; to take their fleeces, not their fels.

FLE'ARER. Skinner, that it is from the

To feather; to clothe or cover with feathers.
B. Jonson. Discoveries. FLE'ARING, n. verb to leer, (f prefixed.) Mr.
M 08. No, sir, nor their fees

Brocket has Flire, to laugh, or rather to have a Whose tender pinions, scarcely fledg'd in show,
Hee cannoi brook: hee sayes, they (physicians) flay a man,

Could make his way with whitest swans in Po.
countenance expressive of laughter without
Before they kill him.

Browne. Brooke and Davis to Browne.
Id. The Fox, Act i. sc. 4.
laughing out. Isl. Fhira, subridere.” And Dr.

Ant. These are poore men,
Euery fox must yeeld his owne skin and haires to the
fayer.-Purchas. Pilgrimage, b. ii. c. 13, s. 1.
Jamieson, to Flyre. Isl. Fhira, subridere, sæpius

(Which have got little in your service,) vow
Could not the whipping post prevail,
ridere; Su. G. Plir-u, oculis petulanter ludere.

To take your fortune; but your wiser buntings,
So also Serenius. But the origin of the word
With all its rhetoric, nor the gaol,

Now they are fledg'd, are gone.

Webster. The Duchess of Malfy, Act iii. sc. 5. To keep from firming scourge thy skin

and its meaning, consequently, are still unknown.
And ancle free from iron gin.

Hudibras, pt. i. c. 2.
See Flirt.

Dre. You may do so: your sprightly love has wings,
It will be hereafter with a wicked man. when he is
To express mockery or scorn; also, assumed And 's ever fledge; 'tis molting time with mine.

Tuke. The Adventures of Five Hours, Act iii. nished for

his sins, as it was with Apollodorus, when he civility.
dreamed that he was played and boyled by the Scythians, The second man was, flearing Flattery

This she doeth so long, until the young cuckow being and his heart spoke to Irim out of the caldron, Eyw 001

once fledge and readie to flie abroad, is so bold as to seizo

Brethren by like, or very near of kin,
TOUTWY 11T1a.--I am the cause of these thy sufferings.

upon the old titling and to ea: her up that hatched her. Then followed them Detraction and Deceite.

Holland. Plinie, b. X. c. 9,
Bp. Horne. Essays and Thoughts on several Occasions.

Gascoigne. The Steel Glas.

Some unhatch'd, some form'd in part,
A. S. Fleah ; Dut. Vloy, Ama. I was fain to drive him like a sheep before me,

Lie close nestling at my heart,
vloo; Ger. Floh; which Skin.
I blush to think how people fleer'd, and scorn'd me.

Chirping loud; their ceaseless noise

Beaum. & Flelch. The Spanish Curate, Act iv. sc. 7.

All my golden peace destroys: ner, Junius, and Wachter

I shall have
think is so called from the nimbleness of its

Some, quite fledg'd and fully grown,
Another sword, I shall, ye fleuring puppy:

Nurse the younglings as their own.
fight from the fingers of those who would catch

Id. The Captain, Act iii. sc. 3

Fawkes. Anacreon, Ode 33, 807

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