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While from her tomb, behold, a flame ascends,
Since the same flame, by different ways express'd,
Glows in the Hero's and the Poet's breast;
in water, to kele my tunge: for I am turmentid in this The same great thoughts that rouse you to the fight,
Inspire the Muse, and bid the Poet write.
Rowe. Prologue to the Royal Conver
He cas'd his limbs in brass ; and first around
His manly legs with silver buckles bound
Bible, 1551. Ib. The clasping greaves; then to the breast applies
The flamy cuirass, of a thousand dyes.
Pope. Homer. Iliad, b.
Meanwhile they crown with cypress, sign of drear
Chaucer. A Balade of our Ladie.
And baleful yew, the fame devoted bier,
And infant's bed.
Lewis. Slalius. Theban.
Not more afraid the wond'ring swain descries,
Id. The Second Nonnes Tale, v. 15,983. Midst night's thick gloom a faming meteor rise
Sent by the Furies, as he deems, to sow
Then feleth he anon a flamc of delit, and then it is good Death and diseases on the earth below.
Wilkie. The Epigoniad, t. ii!
The wild confusion, and the swarthy glow
Of fames on high, and torches from below;
The shriek of terrour, and the mingling yell-
For swords began to clash, and shouts to swell.
Flung o'er that spot of earth the air of hell!
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.
Golden Boke, Let. 5
And lill forth his bloudy flaming tongue.
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.
He ask't, who had that dame so fouly light,
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.
Millon. Paradise Lost, b. X.
C. Claudius, the arch flamine of Jupiter, lost his famine-
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.
Paley. Evidences, pt. i. c. 1.
His flameless altar.
FLANK, v. Fr. n. Flanc, v. Flanquer ; It.
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.
Our enemies made certain loope-holes in the wall, thorow
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
danger.-Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. ii. pt. i. p. 123.
To all as fatal as 't hath beene to me,
In the castle was placed that famous gentleman Andrea
Bragadino, who with a diligent gard had charge on that part blazing light thrown forth
'Bove all your fire-workes had at Ephesus,
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.
Hark, how the anvils thunder round the dens
Thompson. Sickness, b. iii. Some had the mainferres, the close gantlettes, the guis.
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
That Romaine monarch built a brasen wall,
Which mote the feebled Britons strongly flancke
Against the Picts, that swarmed over all.
Addison. To the King.
Spenser. Faerie Qucene, b. 5. 6.11. 203
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,
Pan. I'le go afore, and have the bon-fire made,
Out of her steely armes were fashing seene.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, d. v. c. 5.
Yet will a many little surges be
Beaum. & Fletch. The Beggar's Bush, Act v. sc. 2. Flashing upon the rocke full busily,
And doe the best they can to kiss her feet
But that their power and will not equal meet.,
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,
And oft embellish'd my entreative phrase,
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,
Forbidding airs might thin the place,
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.
Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 25.
And so, whilst I cast on thy funeral pile
What leagues are lost before the dawn of day,
The crown of bays, o let it crack awhile,
And spit disdain, till the devouring flashes
Suck all the moisture up, then turn to ashes.
Carew. An Elegy upon the Death of Dr. Donne.
Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts
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.
from the Dut. Flederen, volitare, vagari, q. d. At last, in a good bour, we are come to his farewel, which
is to be a concluding taste of his jabberment in law, the
or fly before or around the eye, glaring light. unswill'd hogshead.--Milton. Colasterion.
But sometimes so shaken be these shell-fishes with the
feare of fashie lightenings, that they become emptie or
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
The arguments of the Grecian, drawn from reason, work
themselves into your understanding, and make a deep and FLAP, v.
lasting impression in your mind; those of the Roman,
drawn from wit, flash immediately on your imagination,
but leave no durable effect.–Dryden. The Life of Plutarch. Fla'ppgr.
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.
Those sallies of jollity in the house of feasting are often
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
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,
Ray calls a flasket, a bottle made in fashion
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.
The mingling tempest weaves its gloom, and still
The most sure sign of a deficient perspiration is flatulency
Lie sunk, and flatted, in the sordid wave.-Thomson. Aut. or wind.- Arbuthnot. Of Aliments, c. 5.
Vegetables abound more with aerial particles than animal
substances, and therefore are more flatulent.--Id. Ib. c. 6.
His story is not so pleasing as Ariosto's ; he is too flatue
lent sometimes, and sometimes too dry.
Dryden. Dedication to Jurenai.
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,-
To breathe or whisper (sc.) praise or pleasing
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
Holland has coined the n. Flatteress, and Boyle
Middleton. The Life of Cicero, vol. i. 8. 4. the ad. Flatterously.
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.
Fortune gan flateric thenne. thaym fewe that were alyve.
Id. p. 397,
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,
B. Jonson. Discoveries.
Chaucer. The Marchanles l'ale, v. 9933.
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,
He made the persone, and the peple, his apes.
Id. The Proingue, v. 707.
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 :
He goth ful nigh the sothe, I wol not lie;
A man shal win us best with flaterie.
Id. The Wis of Bathes Tale, v. 6514,
The kynde flatterous can not loue
Fla'TULENCY. with the Gr. prav, Vossius
But for to bryng hym selfe aboue,
For howe that euer his maister fare,
Flatvo'sity. That can or may blow; blow. So that hymself stonde out of care,
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.
Brewer. Lingua, Act iv. sc. 17.
There might be no werse thynge
About a kynges regalie,
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,
enwrapped within the cloud, altereth and taketh quite the
And beates the restelesse braine with endlesse driftes,
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,
For if the humour held him, he could make
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,
Panting she bangs upon the rattling sails,
And being forc'd to loose her hold with pain,
Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, c. 1. s. 2. Yet beaten off, she straight lights on again,
And toss'd with flaws, with storms, with wind, with
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.
But the diamond being fair and flawless, and so thick,
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;
His sov'reign pow'r and pleasure unrestrain d,
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.
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
Fall to your cheese-cakes, curds and clouted cream,
Your fools, your flawns. tered with the hopes of this match, the princess (Elizabeth]
B. Jonson. The Sad Shepherd, Act i. sc. 2
FLAX. A. S. Flear ; Dut. Vlas, vlasch ;
FLA'xED. Ger. Flachs. Junius, from $AQ-61,
Fla'xen. to beat or bruise. Skinner, from
Flaxy, Lat. Villus.
Wachter, from Nack-
ELV, to weave, or alokos, cæsaries.
FLAVOUS. Lat. Flavus, yellow, from the
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
Wiclif. Matthew, c. 12.
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,
Betwene the which, was meane disseuerance
But smooth it hong, as doth a strike of fax.
Chaucer. The Prologue, v. 678
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. .
Ubald. I am so dry
I have not spittle enough to wet my fingers
When I draw my far from my distaff.
Alassinger. The Picture, Actr ml. 806
FLAW, v. Junius, from the Gr. pra-eur, Bremne fingers, to put fece unto fyre, & yet kepe thë tso
! 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.
And after they bec washed, it was not lawfull for any man
Like a cunning curtizan, that dallies the ruffian to undoe
himself; and then pays him with a fleer, and scorn.
Feltham, pt. i. Resolve 25.
How I miss thy laugh, and ha' since.
Bas. There you nam'd the famous jeerer,
That ever jeer'd in Rome, or Athens.
Beaum. f Fletch. The Nice Valour, Act v. sc. 1.
Wilson. The Arte of Rhetorique, p. 128.
Your whootings and your clamours,
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,
Make a long sort of rope below the tree.”
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,
Cause I call Dan my better hall!
Oh there you think you have me safe!
But hold, sir!
Swift. A Rejoinder by the Dean in Jackson's Name.
She was continually exercised with the affliction of a FLECK, v.
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.
It is probably no other than
flaked, i. e. having flakes, (sc.) of various colours. napkins.
You have acted certain murders bere in Rome
Flekering is, flickering, (9v.)
To mark or cover with broad spots; to variegate
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
Thus spoke the proud hussey and view'd me all round With fleckede fetthers.--Piers Plouhman, p. 222.
With an eye of disdain, and thrice spit on the ground;
He was al coltish, full of ragerie,
And full of jergon, as a flecked pie.
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
He was of fome as flecked as a pie.
Id. The Chanones Yemannes Prologue, v, 16,033.
A rose gerlond fressh, and wel smelling,
Above hire hed hire doves feckering.
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,
Yet many a thought they moued in his moode,
As well appeared by his flecked cheeks,
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.
than pleased to think that so much skill and time should be
Tur. Brave lords, our conquests will be honourable,
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
Fla, an arrow. Skinner says, from the Gr, and away wrinkles.-Id. 16. b. xxx. c. 4.
His ears and legs
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.
FLEDGE, v. Dut. Fledderen ; Ger. Fliegen,
Fledge, adj. } volare, to fly; and consequen-
Fleer, v. A. S. Fleared-ian, nugari ;
, 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.
Brocket has “ Flire, to laugh, or rather to have a Whose tender pinions, scarcely fledg'd in show,
Could make his way with whitest swans in Po.
Browne. Brooke and Davis to Browne.
Ant. These are poore men,
(Which have got little in your service,) vow
To take your fortune; but your wiser buntings,
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.
Hudibras, pt. i. c. 2.
Dre. You may do so: your sprightly love has wings,
Tuke. The Adventures of Five Hours, Act iii. nished for
his sins, as it was with Apollodorus, when he civility.
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,
upon the old titling and to ea: her up that hatched her. Then followed them Detraction and Deceite.
Holland. Plinie, b. X. c. 9,
Gascoigne. The Steel Glas.
Some unhatch'd, some form'd in part,
Lie close nestling at my heart,
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
Some, quite fledg'd and fully grown,
Nurse the younglings as their own.
Id. The Captain, Act iii. sc. 3
Fawkes. Anacreon, Ode 33, 807