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Spritely, ghostly; lively.
Spurs, the lateral shoots of the roots

of a tree.

Spy, observation (?), Macb. III. i. 130.

Squander, to scatter.
Squandering, random.
Square, adj., just; sb., squadron; the
embroidered bosom of a smock; rb.,
to quarrel. Square of sense, sen-

Squarer, quarreller.
Squash, an unripe peascod.
Squiny, to look asquint.
Squire, square, rule.




Stage, to exhibit as in a theatre. Stagger, to cause to stagger; to hesi

tate. Staggers, a disease of horses; dizziness, perplexity. Stain, sb., tincture; something that throws others into the shade; rb., to eclipse. Stale, sb., bait, decoy; stalkinghorse; prostitute; a laughingstock, dupe; urine of horses; vb., to make cheap or common. Stall, to enclose; to install. Stamp, to mark as current and valid. Stanch, to satiate. Stanchless, insatiate. Stand upon, to concern; to pride oneself on; to insist on. Standing, duration; attitude, station. Standing-bed, a bed raised on posts so that a truckle-bed could be wheeled under it. Standing-bowl, a bowl with a foot. Standing-tuck, a rapier standing on end.

Staniel, kestrel, a kind of falcon. Star, pole-star; fortune; sphere,


Start-up, upstart. Starve, to be numb, paralyze; to kill with cold.

State, rank, fortune; person or group of persons of rank; bearing, pose, a canopied chair.

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Stitchery, needlework.
Stithy, sb., smithy; vb., to forge.
Stoccado, Stoccata, a thrust in fen-

Stock, sb., a thrust in fencing: a stocking; rb., to set in the stocks. Stock-fish, dried cod, which is beaten before boiling. Stockish, dull, insensible. Stock-punished, punished by being set in the stocks.

Stomach, sb., appetite, inclination; courage; anger; pride; rb., to be angry at; resent. Stone, to harden.

Stone-bow, a cross-bow for shooting stones or bullets.


Star-blasting, evil influence of the

Strait, strict, stringent; niggardly.
Straited, at a loss.

Stare, to stand on end.
Starting-hole, place of refuge, subter- Strange, alien, foreign; reserved,

coy; unacquainted; unaccustomed, new, original. To make it strange, to treat as unusual or shocking. Strangely, wonderfully; like

Stoop, to swoop down on prey.
Story, to give an account of.
Stoup, a drinking-vessel.
Stout, overbearing, proud, stubborn.
Stoutness, stubbornness.
Stover, fodder.

Straight, immediately, Ham. V. i. 4.
Straight-pight, straight-built.
Strain, sb., stock, lineage; tendency,
disposition; vb., to force, con-
strain; to exert (oneself). Make
no strain, make no difficulty or
doubt, T. and C. I. iii. 326. To
strain courtesy, to decline to go

stranger. Strangeness, reserve. Strangered, estranged.


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Sufferance, pain; loss; forbearance;
death by execution.
Suffigance, blunder for "sufficient,"
M. Ado, III. v. 56.
Suggest, to tempt, incite.
Suggestion, temptation; underhand
practice, Hen. VIII, IV. ii. 35.
Suit, sb., attendance on a feudal su-
perior; b., to dress; to accord;
to arrange. Out of suits with, out
of the service of.
Sullen, dismal.

Sullens, sulkiness.
Sumless, inestimable.

Summer-seeming, of a transitory heat.

Sumpter, a pack-horse.

Superfluous, having more than enough.

Superflux, superfluity.
Superpraise, to overpraise.
Superscript, superscription or direc-
tion of a letter.
Superserviceable, officious.
Supervise, sight, inspection.
Supervisor, spectator.
Suppliance, what fills up, pastime.
Supplyant, adj., auxiliary.
Supplyment, continuance of supply.
Supposal, notion, opinion.
Suppose, supposition.

Supposed, blunder for "deposed,"
M. for M. II. i. 162.
Sur-addition, surname.
Surance, assurance.

Surcease, sb., cessation; rb., to stop.
Surety, confidence of safety.

Surprise, to seize.

Sur-reined, over-ridden.

Survey, to perceive, Macb. I. ii. 31. Suspect, suspicion. In M. Ado, IV. ii. 76, a blunder for "respect." Swabber, one who cleans the decks of a ship. Swag-bellied, having a large hanging belly.

Swart, or Swarth, black, dark-complexioned.

Swarth, swath.

Swasher, swaggerer.
Swashing, swaggering; smashing.
Swath, a bandage for a new-born
child; that which is cut by one
sweep of a scythe.
Sway, sb., regular motion; that which
controls; vb., to incline; to move;
to strain, T. of S. III. ii. 56.

Swear, to swear by.
Sweet and twenty, a term of endear-



Swinge-buckler, a swaggerer. Switzers, body-guard of Swiss. Swoopstake, wholesale, indiscriminately. Sword-and-buckler, adj., using the weapons of the vulgar. Sworder, gladiator. Sworn brother, brother-in-arms, one sworn to share another's fortune. Sworn out, renounced.

Swound, to swoon. 'Swounds, God's wounds. Sympathize, to be of the same disposition; to express fitly; to correspond with.

Sympathy, equality.

Table, sb., the tablet on which something is written or painted; a notebook; the palm of the hand; b., to set down in writing. Tables, backgammon.

Sweet mouth, sweet tooth.

Sweeting, a kind of apple; a term of Taxation, demand; satire. Teen, grief.

Table-book, memorandum-book. Tabor, a small drum.

Taborer, a player on the tabor. Tabourine, a drum.

Tackled stair, a rope-ladder.

Taffeta, silk.

Tag, the rabble.

Taint, discredit.

Tainture, defilement.

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Take, to charm, captivate; to blast, bewitch, infect; to leap, to take refuge in; to understand. Take air, to become known. Take head, to take liberty. Take in, to subdue. Take me with you, let me understand you. Take off, to remove, kill. Take on, to grieve, rage; pretend. Take order, to adopt measures. Take out, to ask to dance; to copy. Take peace or truce, to make peace. Take scorn, to disdain. Take up, to trip; to settle; to obtain on credit; to levy; to rebuke; to encounter. Talents, "lockets consisting of hair! platted and set in gold." Tall, stout, bold, fine. Tallow-catch, vessel filled with tal



Tamed piece, a vessel of wine that has gone stale, T. and C. IV. i. 62.

Tang, sb., a shrill sound; vb., to ring


Tanling, one tanned by the sun.
Tardy, to delay.
Targe, a smail shield.
Tarre, to set on to fight.
Tarriance, waiting.
Tartar, Tartarus.

Task, to occupy; to challenge; to tax. At task, blamed, Lear, I. iv.

366. Tasking, challenging. Tassel-gentle, tiercel-gentle, the male goshawk.

Taste, sb., test, specimen ; rb., to test. In some taste, in some degree. Tawdry-lace, a cheap kind of decoration worn by rustics. Tawny coats, the livery of ecclesiastical retainers.

Tax, sb., reproach; rb., to reproach, satirize, accuse.

Teeth. From his teeth, insincerely, not from the heart. Tell, to count.

Temper, sb., temperament; b., to mix; to mould, bring to a desired, state by warmth, moisture, friction, etc.

Temperality, blunder for "temper," 2 Hen. IV, II. iv. 25. Temperance, temperature, moderation; chastity. Temperate, chaste. Temporary, taking to do with worldly things.

Tenable, held, retained secretly. Tend, to attend; to tend to. Tendance, attendance; persons in attendance.

Tender, sb. and rb., regard; adj., dear. Tender-hefted, gentle, tenderly disposed.

Through, thoroughly. To go through or to be through with, to do one's utmost, to complete a negotiating Throughly, thoroughly.

Throw, cast of dice, or of a bowl.
At this throw, at this time, per-
haps with quibble.

Thrum, the tufted end of the warp.
Thrummed, made of or adorned with
thrums or tufts.
Thunder-stone, thunderbolt.
Thwart, perverse.
'Tice, to entice.

Tickle, unstable, precarious: easily
set off (of a trigger). Tickle of the
sere, easily provoked to laughter
Tickle-brain, a kind of strong liquer.
Ticklish, wanton, easily excited.
Tick-tack, a sort of backgammer:

used in a wanton sense in M. for M.
I. ii. 196.

Terminations, terms, words.
Termless, beyond words to describe.
Terrene, terrestrial.

Tide, sb., time; rẻ., to betide. Tide
of times, course of time.
Tight, sound; able, adroit.
Tightly, smartly.
Tike, a dog, cur.

Tertian, a fever returning every third Tilly-vally, or Tilly-fally, an exclamaday.

tion of contempt

Tilth, husbandry, tillage; cultivated land.

Timber, to build of wood.

Tester, a sixpence.
Testern, to give a sixpence.
Testimonied, attested.
Testril, a sixpence.
Tetchy, touchy, peevish.
Tetter, a skin disease, scurf.
Than, then.

Time, the times.

Thane, an ancient Scottish title, nearly equivalent to earl. Tharborough, third borough, constable.

Tent, sb., a probe; rb., to probe; to cure; to lodge. Tercel, the male hawk. Termagant, an imaginary god of the Mohammedans, who was represented in the miracle-plays as a ranting character.

Thick-skin, a stupid fellow.
Thievery, stolen goods.
Think, to brood, indulge in sad
thoughts. Think scorn, to disi
Thinks 't thee? Seems it to thee
Thirdborough, constable.
This, thus, V. and A. 205.
Thought, sorrow, anxiety, brooding,


That, often used instead of repeating
another conjunction, such as "if,"
Macb. I. vii. 4.
Theoric. theory.
Thereafter, according.
Thews, muscles; bodily vigor.
Thick, quick, 2 Hen. IV, II. iii. 24.
Thick-pleached, closely interwoven.

Thoughten, having a thought, of the belief.

Thought-executing, acting as quick as thought. Thought-sick, sick with sorrow or anxiety.

Thrasonical, boastful. Three-farthings, K. John. I. i. 143. "An allusion to the three-farthing silver pieces of Queen Elizabeth, which were very thin, and had the profile of the sovereign with a rose at the back of her head." (Iryce. Three-man beetle, an implement for

driving piles, worked by three mEL Three-pile, the richest kind of velvet. Three-piled, superfine. Threne, a dirge. Thrifty, saved by economy. Throe, to put in agony; to bring forth in agony.

Timeless, untimely, unseasonable. Timely, early; welcome Timely-parted ghost, a body newly dead (?), or dead from natural causes (2), 2 Hen. VI, III. ii. 161. Tinct, color; tincture. Tincture, color, stain.

Tire, sb., a head-dress; attire ; e2

attire; to feed ravenously; to glut. Tire-valiant, a fanciful head-dress Tiring-house, a dressing-room. Tirrits, (apparently) panics. Tisick, phthisic, a cough. Tithe-pig, a pig given to the priest as a church-rate.

Tithing, a division of a county.
Tittle, a trifle.

To, compared with; in addition to. To-, as prefix, has an intensive force, as in To-bless, Per. IV. vi.






Tod, sb., twenty-eight pounds of
wool; vb., to yield a tod.
Tofore, before.

Toge, toga.

Toged, wearing a toga.
Tokened, plague-spotted.
Toll, to pay or collect toll; to pay a
tax for the liberty of selling, All's
Well, V. iii. 149.

Touch, sb., touchstone, proof; feat; feeling, affection; trait, smack; fulfilment of a promise, skill, vb.,

to test.

Troll-my-dames, Fr. trou madame,
a kind of bagatelle.
Troop, to march, walk, fly, in com-

Tropically, figuratively.
Trot, an old woman; a bawd.
Troth, truth; faith.

Trow, to think, believe; to know; to
wonder (in the phrase "I trow ").

Tomboy, a strumpet.
Tongue, vb., to speak; to speak of, Troyan or Troian, used loosely some-
expose; sb., vote.

Top, to surpass; to prune.
Topless, without a superior.
Torcher, torch-bearer.
Tortive, twisted.

times as a term of contempt, some-
times a good fellow.
Truckle-bed, a low bed that can be
pushed under a standing-bed.
True, honest.

Trill, to trickle.
Triple, third.

Trick, sb., peculiarity, trait: habit. knack; toy; rb., to deck out, dress up; (heraldic) to draw. Tricking, decoration.

Triple-turned, thrice faithless.
Triplex, triple time in music.
Tristful, sad.

Triumph, trump card (?), A. and C.

IV. iv. 20.

Tricksy, lively, sportive; quaint. Trifle, to make of no importance. Trigon, a triangle. When Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn met in one of the fiery signs, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, they were said to form a fiery trigon.


Triumviry, triumvirate, group of

Touse, to pull, tear, draw.
Toward, willing, tractable; at hand, Trunk sleeve, a large wide sleeve.
in preparation.
Try, a test To bring to try, to bring
Towardly, willing, docile.
a ship close to the wind.
Tower, to soar (as a hawk).
Tub-fast, the fasting prescribed along
with the sweating-tub as a cure
for venereal disease.

Toy, sb., trifle, fancy; rb., to dally.
Trace, to follow; to pace.

Tract, course; track, trace.
Trade, traffic, resort, general course;

True-penny, honest fellow.
Truncheon, to cudgel.
Truncheoner, one armed with a club.
Trundle-tail, a dog with a long (or
curling?) tail.

Traded, expert, practised.
Trade-fallen, out of employment.
Traducement, calumny

Train, sb., artifice, bait, rb., to entice.
Traject, ferry (?), M. of V. III. iv. 53.
Trammel, to tie up as in a net, and
so prevent from following.
Transfix, to remove.
Translate, to transform.
Transport, to remove from this world.
Trash, to check the pace of a dog, to
lop, crop.


Traverse, vb., to march; to parry; to
cross; adv., across.
Tray-trip, a game with dice.

Treacher, traitor.

Treatise, discourse; tale.
Treble-dated, living as long as three

generations of men.
Trench, to cut, furrow; to change the
course by digging a channel.
Trencher-friend, parasite.
Trencher-knight, a serving-man (?), a Umbrage, shadow.

parasite (?), L. L. L. V. ii. 464. Trey, a three at cards or dice. Tribunal, platform. Tribunal plebs, blunder for "tribunus plebis,” T. And. IV. iii. 92.

Twilled, reedy (?), Temp. IV. i. 64.
Twink, twinkling.
Twire, to twinkle, shine.
Type, sign, badge, mark.
Tyrannically, violently.
Tyrannous, cruel, pitiless.

Umber, a brown pigment.
Umbered, browned.


Undertaker, one who undertakes the business of others, or assumes responsibility for them; a meddler. Undervalue, to hold inferior to. Underwrite, to submit to. Underwrought, undermined.

Tuck, a rapier.

Tucket, a set of notes on a trumpet. Undistinguished, incalculable.
Tuition, protection.
Uneared, unploughed.
Tun-dish, a funnel.
Uneath, hardly.
Unexperient, inexperienced.
Unexpressive, inexpressible.
Unfair, vb., to deprive of fairness.
Unfolding star, the morning star
which shows the time for unfolding
the sheep.
Unfurnish, to deprive.
Unfurnished, unprovided with a com-
panion, M. of V. III. ii. 126.
Ungenitured, sexually impotent.
Ungird, to relax.
Ungored, uninjured.

Turk, the Sultan. Turk Gregory,
Pope Gregory VII. Turn Turk, to
change completely for the worse.
Turlygod, a mad beggar.
Turn, to change; to return; to mod-
ulate, A. Y. L. II. v. 3.

Turnbull Street, Turnmill Street in
London, a resort of prostitutes.
Twelve-score, two hundred and forty

Twiggen, cased in twigs or wicker-

Ungracious, wanting grace, wicked.
Unhaired, beardless.

Unhandsome, unbecoming; ungener

Unaccommodated, naked, unsupplied

with conveniences.
Unadvised, unintentional, rash.
Unaneled, without extreme unction.
Unapproved, unconfirmed.
Unattainted, unprejudiced.
Unavoided, inevitable.
Unbarbed, bare (unshorn,
Unbated, unblunted.
Unbolted, unsifted, coarse.
Unbonneted, without a cap, Lear,
III. i. 14; without taking off the
cap (?), Oth. I. ii. 23.
Unbookish, unskilled.

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Unbraided, untarnished.
Unbreathed, unpractised.
Uncape, to let loose the dogs.
Uncase, to undress.
Uncharge, to acquit of blame.
Uncharged, unassailed.
Unchary, incautiously.
Unchecked, not contradicted.
Unchilded, deprived of children.
Unclew, to undo.
Uncoined, like a piece of metal un-
stamped, and so not liable to pass
current from hand to hand.
Uncomprehensive, incomprehensible.
Unconfirmed, inexperienced.
Uncouth, unknown, strange; wild.
Uncrossed, with the account not
marked out as paid.

Undeeded, without having achieved
any deed of arms.

Under generation, men beneath the


Underbear, to endure; to trim.
Undercrest, wear as a crest.
Undergo, to endure, sustain; to un-

Under-skinker, under-waiter. Undertake, to assume; to have to do with, engage with; to attempt,


Unhappily, evilly.

Unhappiness, mischief.

Unhappy, wicked; unlucky.
Unhatched, undisclosed; unhacked.
Unheart, to discourage.

Unhouseled, without having received
the sacrament.
Unimproved, undisciplined.
Union, a fine pearl.
Unjust, dishonest, false.

Unkind, unnatural; childless.
Unlived, deprived of life.

Unmanned, not tamed by man (of a

Unnerved, weak.

Unowed, having no owner.
Unparagoned, matchless.

Unpaved, having no stones, castrated.

Unpay, to undo by payment.

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Unraked, not made up for the night.
Unready, undressed.
Unrecalling, beyond recall.

Unreclaimed, untamed.
Unreconcilable, incompatible.
Unrecuring, incurable.
Unrespected, unnoticed.
Unrespective, unthi ing; contain-

ing things for which no one cares. Unreverend or Unreverent, irreverent.

Unrolled, struck off the roll (of rogues).

Unrough, beardless.

Unscanned, unconsidered, headlong.
Unseam, to rip open.

Unseminared, deprived of virility.
Unshape, to derange, confound.
Unsifted, untried.

Unsquared, unsuitable.

Unstanched, insatiate; that cannot

contain water.

Unstate, to degrade; to undo.
Untempering, unpersuasive.
Untent, to bring out of a tent.
Untented, too deep to be probed,

Untraded, unhackneyed. Untried, unexamined.

Untrimmed, disarrayed.
Untrussing, unfastening the points

of one's dress.


Vastidity, immensity.
Vastly, desolately.
Vaultages, vaults.

Vaunt, van, beginning.
Vaunt-couriers, precursors.
Vaward, van-guard; fore-part.

Unsinewed, without force.

Unsisting, unresisting (?), M. for M. Veal, in L. L. L. V. ii. 247, presum

IV. ii. 92. Perhaps corrupt. Unsorted, unsuitable.

ably meant for a Dutchman's pronunciation of "well." Vegetives, vegetables. Velure, velvet. Velvet-guards, trimmings of velvet, and so the women wearing them. Veney, or Venue, a bout, a hit (in fencing).

Vengeance, mischief; a curse; used as an intensive adverb in Cor II ii. 6.

Untucked, dishevelled.

Unvalued, unimportant; invaluable.
Unwares, unintentionally.
Unwarily, unexpectedly.

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Unwit, to deprive of understanding Unworthy, unjustified, Rich. III, 1. ii. 88.

a hedgehog. Urn, grave.


Vagrom, blunder for
M. Ado, III. iii. 26.
Vail, vb., to lower; to bow; sb., set-

Vails, perquisites.

Vain, deceitful, C. of E. III. ii. 27. For vain, in vain, idly. Valanced, fringed (with a beard). Validity, strength; value. Valued, giving the values. Vantage, opportunity; profit; superiority. Of vantage, from a favorable position. To the vantage, to boot.

Vantbrace, armor for the fore-arm. Vara, rustic pronunciation "very."


Varlet, servant; knave.
Varletry, mob.
Vary, variation.
Vassalage, subjects.

Vast, sb., a great and desolate ex


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Usance, interest.

Use, sb., interest: present possession; profit; usage; vb., to make a practice of. Use oneself, to behave. Usuring, usurious. Utis, fun.

Utter, to tell.

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Utterance, extremity. At utterance, Visitings, fits, attacks. at any cost.

Vent, sb., a discharge. Full of vent, Cor. IV. v. 238, variously explained as full of rumor, effervescent, or full of courage. Ventages, holes.

Ventricle, a division of the brain. Verbal, verbose (?), Cym. II. iii. 111. Versal, universal.

ia! away! forward!

Vice, sb., the buffoon in the Moralities: vb.. to screw.

Unyoke, to cease work.
Unyoked, unrestrained.
Up, up in arms; shut up. Up and
down, exactly.

Up-cast, a final shot at bowls.
Upshoot, the decisive shot.
Upspring, a wild German dance.
Upstaring, standing on end.
Upswarm, to raise in swarms.
Up-till, up to.

Urchin, a hedge-hog; an elf.
Urchin-shows, visions of elves.
Urchin-snouted, with a snout like Viol-de-gamboys, a kind of base-viol.

Vindicative, vindictive.

Vicious, wrong, or (perhaps) erring on the side of suspicion, Oth. III. iii 145.

Vie, to stake (at cards); to compete in.

Viewless, invisible.

Vigitant, blunder for "vigilant," M.
Ado, III. iii. 100.
Villain, bondman; rogue.
Villiago (Ital. vigliacco), a base ras-

Virginalling, playing with the fingers as upon the virginals (a kind of piano).

Virtue, valor; essence.
Virtuous, efficacious, beneficial.
Visit, to afflict (with the plague); to

Violent, vb., to rage.

Virgin, vb., to play the virgin.

Vizaments, blunder for "advise
ments," considerations, M. Wiree,
I. i. 39.
Vizard, mask.
Voice, vote.

Void, to quit; to emit.
Voiding-lobby, ante-room.
Volable, quick-witted.
Volquessen, the Vexin, in France.
Vulgar, adj., common, ordinary;
popular, public; sb., the vernac-
ular; the common people.
Vulgarly, publicly.

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Wat, familiar name for a hare. Watch, sb., wakefulness; a can-ile marked to measure time; a stated interval; rb., to remain awake; to keep awake in order to tame as a falcon). Watch-case, sentry-box. Water-gall, a secondary rainbow. Waterish, abounding in water. Water-rug, a rough-coated water-dogWaters. For all waters, up to any thing.

Water-work, water-color painting. Wax. A man of wax, a perfectly modelled man. Waxen, vb., grow; adj., affixed by wax (?), easily effaced (?), Hen. V I. ii. 233.

Way, way of thinking. Wealsmen, statesmen. Wealth, welfare, benefit. Wear, sb., fashion; rb., to be in fashion; to weary; to come gradually to fit; to wear out or away. Weather, the windward side, the advantage.

Weather-fend, to shelter from the


Web and pin, cataract (of the eye).
Week. In by the week, ensnared.
Weet, to know.

Weigh out, to outweigh.

Weird, belonging to fate, fatal.
Welkin, adj., heavenly, sky-blue.
Well-a-near, alas!

Well-breathed, well-exercised, in good

Well-desired, much sought after.
Well-found, accomplished.
Well-graced, popular, favorite.
Well-liking, in good condition.
Well said! well done!

Well seen, skilled, expert.
Welsh hook, a bill with a curved

Westward ho! a cry of the Thames

Wezand, windpipe.

What is he for a fool? What kind of a fool is he?

Wheel, to go round; to wander.

Wheeson, Whitsun.

Whelk, a pimple.

Whelked, twisted (?), covered with
knobs (?), Lear, IV. vi. 71.

When an exclamation of impatience.
Whenas, when; since.

When? can you tell? a proverbial

phrase expressing contempt. Whe'er, whether.

Where, adv., whereas; sb., place.
Whereas, where.

Wherein, in what costume.

Whiffler, one who goes in front of a

procession. While, till.

While-ere, not long ago, erewhile.
Whiles, while; till.

a whipping for


Whipster, a small boy (?), Oth. V. ii.


Whirring, hurrying, snatching.
Whist, hushed.

White, the bull's eye.
White-livered, cowardly.

Whitely, pale.

Whiting-time, bleaching-time.
Whitster, a bleacher.
Whoo-bub, hubbub, outcry.
Whoreson, bastard; used as a gen-
eral term of contempt, sometimes

Wide, far from the mark; astray.
Widow, vb., to endow with a widow's
right; to become a widow to.
Widowhood, rights as a widow.

Wight, person.

Wild, adj., rash; sb., weald.
Wilderness, wild growth.
Wild-mare, see-saw.

Wilful-blame, deliberately culpable.
Will, pleasure; sexual desire.
Wimpled, muffled.

Winchester goose, a certain venereal
sore. The stews in Southwark
were in the jurisdiction of the
Bishop of Winchester.
Wind, to scent; to turn, twist; to

Wind-galls, swellings near the fet
locks of a horse.
Windlasses, indirect methods.
Window-bars, open embroidery worn
over the bosom.
Windowed, placed in a window; full
of holes.

Windy, windward.

Wing-led, led in divisions, Cym. II
iv. 24.

Without-door, external.

Wittol, a complaisant cuckold.
Witty, wise, cunning, ingenious.
Woe, adj., sorry.

Winter-ground, to protect from frost.
Wipe, a brand.

Wish, to desire; to recommend.
Wisp. A wisp of straw was the badge
of a scold, 3 Hen. VI, II. ii. 144.
Wist, knew.

Wistly, wistfully, longingly.
Wit, mind, intellectual powers.
sense; wisdom, cleverness.
Witch, wizard.

With, by. Not with himself, beside Writhled, wrinkled.
Wroth, wrath.
Wry, to go astray.

Woman, rb., to make one show
emotion like a woman. Womaned,
accompanied by a woman.
Woman-queller, one who kills wo-


Woman-tired, henpecked.
Womb, vb., to enclose.
Womby, hollow.

Wondered, able to perform wonders.
Wonder-wounded, struck with won-



Wood, mad.

Woodbine, convolvulus.
Woodman, forester; hunter.
Woollen. In the woollen, between

Woolward, wearing wool next the

Woo 't, wilt thou.
Word, sb., watchword; motto; com-
mand; vb., to represent; to say:
to ply with words. At a word, as

good as my word, M. Wives, 1. iii.


Work, a fortification.
Working, mental or emotional ac-
tivity; action.
World. A woman of the w., a
married woman. To go to the w.,
to be married. A w. to see, a
wonder to see.
Worm, a serpent; a creature.
Worship, honor.

Wort, a kind of vegetable; unfer-
mented beer.


Worth, wealth; full scope (?), Cor.
III. iii. 26.

Worthy, rb., to dignify.
Wot, know.
Woundless, invulnerable.

Wrack, the spelling of "wreck" in
the old editions.
Wrangler, opponent.
Wrath, angry.
Wreak, revenge.
Wreakful, revengeful.
Wrest, a tuning-key.

Wretch, used sometimes as a term of

Wretched, hateful.
Wring, to writhe.

Law of

Writ, scripture; document.
writ, sticking to the text.
Write, to subscribe, use the title of;
describe oneself, to claim.

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