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The devil was well, the devil a monk was he. 2. To plan; to scheme.
Proverb. Behold! I frame evil against you, and devint a DE'VILESH. adj. [from devil.)
device against you.
Jerem. 1. Partaking of the qualities of the devil; To DEVI'SE. v. n. To consider; to con
diabolical; mischievous; malicious ; trive ; to lay plans; to form schemes : destructive.
anciently with of. Gynecia mistrusted greatly Cecropia, because Her merry fit she freshly 'gan to rear; she had heard much of the devilish wickedness And did of joy and jollity devise, of her heart.
Sidney. Herself to cherish and her guest to chear. For grief thereof, and devilish despight,
Fairy Qirecn. From his infernal furnace forth he threw
But sich now safe ye sçized have the shore, Huge Aames, that dimmed all the heaven's And well arrived are, high God be blest! light,
Let us devise of ease and everlasting rest. Enroll'd in duskish smoke and brimstone blue.
Fairy Queer. Spenser. Since we are so far enrered, let us, I pray He trains his devilish engin'ry, impal'd
you, a little devise of those evils by which that On ev'ry side with shadowy squadrons deep: country is held in this wretched case, that it can
Nilton. not, as you say, be recured. Spenser's Ireland. %. Having communication with the devil. Devisebut how you 'll use him when he comes, The duchess, by his subornacion,
And let us two devise to bring him thither, Upon my life began her devilisb practices. Shak.
Sbakspeare. 3. An epithet of abhorrence or contempt. Devi's E. n. s. [devise, a will, old Fr.]
A devilish knave! Besides, the knave is hand- 1. The act of giving or bequeathing by some, young, and blyth: all those requisites are will. in him that delight.
Sbakspeare. This word is properly attributed, in our com4. Excessive: in a ludicrous sense.
mon law, to him that bequeaths his goods by his Thy hair and beard are of a different dye, last will or testament in writing; and the reason Short of a foot, distorted of an eye;
is, because those that now appertain only to the With all these tokens of a knave complete, devisour, by this act are distributed into many If thou art honest, thou’rt a devilish cheat. Addis.
Cowell. DE'VILISHLY, adv. (from devilish.] In The alienation is made by devise in a last will a manner suiting the devil; diabolically:
only, and the third part of these profits is there
demandable. Those trumpeters threatened them with conti
Locke. Dual alarmıs of damnation, if they did not ven- 2. Contrivance. See Device. ture life, fortune, and all, in that which wickedly God brath omitted nothing needful to his purand devilishly those impostors called the cause of pose, nor left his intention to be accomplished God.
Hooker. DE'VILKIN. n. s. [from devil.] A little To DEVI'SE. v. a. [from the noun.] To devil.
Clarissa. grant by will. A law term. DE'vious. adj. [devius, Latin.]
DEVISE E'. n. s. He to whom something 3. Out of the common track.
is bequeathed by will. Creusa kept behind: by choice we stray DEVI'SER, nove [from devise.] A conThrough ev'ry dark and ev'ry devious way. Dry. In this minute devious subject, I have been
triver; and inventer. necessicated to explain myself in more words
Being divided from truch in themselves, they than may seem needful.
are yet farther removed by advenieni deception; 2. Wandering; roving ; rambling.
for true it is, if I say they are daily mocked in
Broren. Every muse,
to errour by devisers.
The authors of useful inventions, the devisers And every blooming pleasure, wait without
of wholesome laws, as were the philosophers of To bless the wildly devious morning walk.
ancient cimes, were honoured as the fathers and Tbomson. prophets of their country.
Grew. 3. Erring : going astray from rectitude.
DEVI'SOUR. n. s. One devious step at first setting out, frequently
He that gives by will. leads a person into a wilderness of doubt and
Clarissa. DE’VITABLE. adj. [devitabilis, Latin.] Some lower muse, perhaps, who lightly treads
Possible to be avoided; avoidable. Dict. The devious paths where wanton fancy leads.
DEVITATION. n. s. (devitatio, Lat.] The
Rowe. 4. It is used likewise of persons. Roving; Devo'ld. adj. [vuide, French.]
act of escaping or avoiding. Dict. idly vagrant ; erring from the way. To DEVI'SE. v. a. (deviser, French; as of
1. Empty; vacant ; void.
When I awoke and found her place devoid, devisare, to look about. Skinner.]
And nought but pressed grass where she had 1. To contrive; to form by art; to in
lyen, vent; to excogitate ; to strike out by I sorrow'd all so much as earst Ijoy'd. F. Queen. thought.
Without any thing, whether good or Whether they, at their first coming into the evil; free from ; in want of land, or afterwards, by trading with other na- He Alung it from bim; and, devoid of dread, tions which had letters, learned them of them, Upon him lightly leaped without heed. Fairy Q. er devised them among themselves, is very doubc- That the soul and angels are devoid of quantity Sul.
Spenser's State of Ireland. and dimension, and that they have nothing to do He could by his skill draw after him the with proper locality, is generally opinioned. weight of five thousand bushels of grain; and de
Glanville, wise those rare engines which shot small stones The motion of this chariot will still be easier at hend, but great ones afar off. Peacham. as it ascends higher; till at length it shall become
Ye sons of arı, one curious piece devise, utterly devoid of gravity, when the least strength From whose constructure motion shall arise, will be able to bestow upon it a swift motion.
Wilkins' Mutbematical Magies.
His warlike mind, his soul devoid of fear,
Aliens were devoted to their rapine and de His high-designing thoughts, were figur'd there;
Decay of Piety As when, by magick, ghosts are made appear,
Ah! why, Penelope, this causeless fear,
Dryden. To render sleep's soft blessings insincere ?
Alike devote to sorrow's dire extreme
Pepe 1. Service. A sense now not used.
4. To addict; to give up to ill. To restore again the kingdom of the Mama.
The Romans having once debauched their lukes, he offered him their utmost devoir and
senses with the pleasures of other nations, they Knolles,
devoted themselves unto all wickedness. Grew. 2. Act of civility or obsequiousness. 3. To curse ; to execrate; to doom to Gentlemen who do not design to marry, yet
Those wicked tents devoted lest the wrath
To destruction sacred and devote, 1. To roll down. Thro splendid kingdoms he devolves his
He with his whole posterity must die. Mittas
Goddess of maids, and conscious of our hearts, Now wanders wild through solitary tracts
So keep me from the vengeance of thy darts,
Which Niobe's devoted issue felt Of life-deserted sand.
Thomson. 2. To move from one hand to another.
When, hissing through the skies, the feather &
Let her, like me, of every joy forlorn, devolved the care and disposition of all affairs in Devote the hour when such a wretch was born; Ireland.
Temple. Like me, to deserts and to darkness run. Rewe. Because they found too much confusion in Devo'T É. adj. For devoted. such a multitude of statesmen, they devolved
How on a sudden lost,
DEVOʻTEDNESS. X. s. [from devote.] The matter which devolves from the bills The state of being devoted or dedidown upon the lower grounds, does not conside- cated; consecration; addictedness. rably raise and augment them. Woodward, Whatever may fall from my pen to her disTO DEVO'LVE, V. N.
advantage, relates to her but as she was, or may 1. To roll down.
again be, an obstacle to your devstedness to sera2. To fall in succession into new hands.
The owning of our obligation unto virtue, Supposing people, by wanting spiritual blessings, did lose all their right to temporal, yet
may be styled natural religion; that is to say, a that forfeiture must devolve only to the supreme
devotedness unto God, so as to act according to
Decay of Piety. Devotee'. n. s. [devot, French.) One DEVOLUTION. 1. s. [devolutio, Latin. į 1. The act of rolling down.
erroneously or superstitiously religious; The raising of new mountains, deterrations,
a bigot. or the devolution of earth down upon the valleys DEVOTION. n. s. [devotion, French; from the hills and high grounds, will fall under devotio, Latin.] our consideration.
Woodward. 1. The state of being consecrated or dedi.2. Removal successive from hand to hand.
cated. The jurisdiction exercised in those courts is
2. Piety; acts of religion ; devoutness. derived from the crown of England, and the last
Mean time her warlike brother on the seas devolution is to the king by way of appeal. Hale.
His waving streamers to the winds displays,
And yows for his return with vain devetien pays.
Religious minds are infamed with the love of 1. To dedicate ; to consecrate; to appro
Header priate by vow.
For as I passed by and beheld your destief,
I found an altar wiih this inscription, To the
Ads. the Lord, of all that he hath, both of man and
In vain doth man the name of just expect, beast, and of the field of his possessions, shall
If his deustions he to God neglect. be sold or redeemed.
Deuban, What black magician conjures up this fiend,
4. Prayer.; expression of devotion.
An aged holy man,
That day and night said his devotion,
No other worldly business did apply. Fairy Q.
Your devotion has its opportunity: we must 2. To addict, as to a sect or study,
pray always, but chiefly at certain times. Sprett. While we do admire This virtue, and this moral discipline,
3. The state of the mind under a strong Let's be no stoicks, nor no stocks, I pray; sense of dependance upon God; deOr, so devote to Aristotle's checks,
voutness ; piety, As Ovid be an outcast quite abjur'd. Sbal. Grateful to acknowledge whence his good
If persons of this make should ever devote Descends; thither with heart, and voice, and themselves to science, they should be well as
eyes sured of a solid and strong constitution of body. Directed in devotion, to adore
And worship God supreme, who made him chief a. To condemn; to resign to ill.
Of all his works.
DE U From the full choir when loud hosannas rise, ment; and, though continually fed upon, yet is And swell the pomp of dreadful sacrifice;
South. Amid that scene, if some relenting eye
Death stalks behind thee, and each flying hour Glance on the stone where our cold reliques lie, Does some loose reinnant of thy life devour. Devotion's self shall steal a thought from heav'n, One human tear shall drop, and be forgiv'n. 4. To enjoy with avidity.
Pope. Longing they look; and, gaping at the sight, Devotion may be considered either as an ex. Devour ner o'er and o'er with vast delight. orcise of publick or private prayers at set times
Dryden. and occasions ; or as a tem er of the mind, a DevoU'RER. n. s. [from devour.] A state and disposition of the heart, which is rightly affected with such exercises. Law.
consumer ; he that devours; he that 6. An act of reverence, respect, or cere
Rome is but a wilderness of tygers; mony. Whither away so fast?
Tygers must prey, and Rome affords no prey
But me and mine : how happy art thou, then, - Upon the like devotion as yourselves;
From these devourers to be banished ! Sbak. To gratulate the gentle princes there. Sbaks.
Since those leviathansare withdrawn, the legs 7. Strong affection; ardent love, such as
er devourers supply their place: fraud succeeds makes the lover the sole property of the to violence.
Decay of Piety.
Carp and tench do best together, all other fisk Be opposite all planets of good luck
being devourers of their spawn. Mortimer, To my proceeding, if, with pure heart's love, DEVOU'T. adj. (devotus, Latin.) Immaculate devotion, holy thoughts,
1. Pious; religious; devoted to holy I tender not thy beauteous princely daughter. duties.
We must be constant and devout in the worHe had a particular reverence for the person
ship of our God, and ready in all acts of beneof the king; and the more extraordinary devotion
volence to our neighbour.
Rogers. for that of the prince, as he had the honour to be trusted with his education. Clarendon.
2. Filled with pious thoughts. 3. Earrestness; ardour; eagerness.
For this, with soul devout he thank'd the god;
And, of success secure, return'd to his abode. He seeks their hate with greater devotion than
Drydes. they can render it him; and leaves nothing undone that may fully discover him their opposite.
3. Expressive of devotion or piety., Sbakspeare.
Anon dry ground appears: and from his ark
The ancient sire descends with all his train; 9. Disposal; power; state of dependance
Then with uplifted hands, and eyes devout, on any onc.
Grateful to heav'n.
Milton, Arundel castle would keep that rich corner of Devou'lly. adv. [from devout.) Pithe country at his majesty's devotion. Clarendon. DEVO'TIONAL. adj. [from devotion.]
ously; with ardent devotion ; religiPertaining to devotion; annexed to.
Her grace rose, and with modest paces worship; religious.
Came to the altar: where she kneel'd; and saintNor are the soberest of them so apt for that
like devotional compliance and juncture of hearts, Cast her fair eyes to heav'n, and pray'd devoutly. which I desire to bear in holy offices to be per
Sbakspears. formed with me.
One of the wise men having a while attenThe favourable opinion and good word of men tively and devoutly viewed and contemplated comes oftentimes at a very easy rate; by a few this pillar and cross, fell down upon his face. demure looks, with some devotional postures and
Her twilights were more clear than our midDEVOTIONALIST. n. s. [from devotion.]
day: A man zealous without knowledge, or
She drcamt devoutlier than most use to pray. superstitiously devout.
Donne, To DEVOU'R. v. a. (devoro, Latin.]
Think, O my soul! devoutly think,
How, with affrighted eyes, 1. To eat up ravenously, as a wild beast
Thou saw'st the wide-extended deep or animal of prey.
In all its horrors rise !
Addison. We will say, some evil beast hath devoured him. To second causes we seem to trust; without
expressing, so devoutly as we ought to do, our We've willing dames enough: there cannot be dependance on the first.
Atterbury. That valture in you, to devour so many
Deuse. n. s. (more properly than deuce, As will to greatness dedicate themselves, Finding it so inclin'd.
Junius, from Dusius, the name of a cer. So looks the pent up lion o'er the wretch
tain species of evil spirits.] The devil: That trembles under his devouring paws. Shak.
a ludicrous word. 2. To destroy ur consume with rapidity
'T was the prettiest prologue, as he wrote it; and violence.
Well! the deuce take me if I ha'n't forgot it. A fire devourets before them, and behind them
Congreve. a flame burneth,
DeuterO'GAMY. n. s.
[debrip and How dire a teripest from Mycenæ pour d, yáp3.] A second marriage.
Dict. Our pliiris, our iemples, and our town, devoir'd! DEUTERONOMY.n.s. (deuties and rou] It was the waste of war.
Dryden. The second book of the law; the fifth Norwit.canding that Socrates lived in the
book of Moses. time of us derin pe tilence at Athens, he never came the least infection. Addison.
DEUTERO'SCOPY. n. s. [δεύτερG. and 3. To smallo'v up; to annihilate.
04076w.] The second intention; the He end in gwiftnesa to devour the way.
meaning beyond the literal sense. Not Shakspeare.
in use. Such a riasure its gloss fresher upon enjoy- Not astaining the deuteroscopy, or second in.
tention of the words, they are fain to omit their
pound is doubtful. Perbaps it alludas consequences, coherences, figures, or tropologies.
to the sparkling of dew. Brown's Vulgar Errours.
He now, to prove his late renewed might, DEW. n.s. [deap, Saxon; daaw, Dutcir.]
High brandishing his bright dew-burning blais, The moisture upon :he ground.
Upon his crested scalp so sore did smite, Fogs which we frequently observe after sun- That to the scull a yawning wound it made. Retting, even in our hottest months, are nothing
Fairy Queen. but a vapour consisting of water; which vapour DE'WDROF. H. s. [dew and drop.] A drop was sent up in greater quantity all the foregoing
of dew which sparkles at sunrise. day, than now in the evening : but the sun then
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
An host the atmosphere, it was not discernible: the sun
Innumerable as the stars of night, being now gone otł, the vapour stagnates at and
Or stars of morning, dendrops, which the sun near the earth, and saturates the air till it is so
Impearls on ev'ry leaf, and ev'ry flower. Mill, thick as to be easily visible therein: and when
Rest, sweet as dezodries on the Pow'ry lawns, at length the heat there is somewhat further
When the sky opens, and the morning dawns! spent, which is usually about the middle of the nighe, it falls down again in a dew, alighting upon DE'WLAP. x. s. [from lapping or licking
Tickd. herbs and other vegetables, which it cherishes, cools, and refreshes.
the dew.) Never yet one hour in bed
1. The Aesh that hangs down from the Did I enjoy the golden dew of sleep,
throat of oxen. But with his tisz'rous dreams was still awak'd.
Large rowles of fat about his shoulders slumg,
Sbakspeare. And from his neck che double decolap hung. That churchman bears a bounteous mind, in
2. It is used in Shakspeare for a lip flacA hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us ;
Sbakspeared His dew falls ev'ry where.
cid with age, in contempt. She looks as clear
And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl,
In very likeness of a roasted crab;
And when she drinks, against her lips I bob,
And on her wither'd dewlap pour che ale.
at 'em As it had dewed been with timely rain. Fairy Q. Wallets of fiesh?
Sbakspeart. With him pour we in our country's purge The derulapt bull now chafes along the plain, Each drop of us.
While burning love ferments in ev'ry vein. Gay. -0, so much as it needs
De'w.worm. n. s. [from dew and worm.] To dow the sovereign flower, and drown the weeds.
A worm found in dew.
For the trout, the dew worm, which some call
From the earth a deavy mist
Went up; and water'd all the ground, and each
Where two adverse winds,
Dryden. Engage with horrid shock, che ruffled brine
2. Moist with dew; roscid. ground
The joyous day 'gan early to appear; With headless ranks.
And fair Aurora from the dewy bed DE'W BERRY. n. s. [from dew and berry.] Of aged Tithone 'gan herself to rear,
Dewherries, as they stand here among the With rosy cheeks, for shame as blushing red. more delicate fruits, must be understood to mean
SPENT rasberries, which are also of the bramble kind.
The bee with honied thigh,
Hanmer. That at her flow'ry work doth sing,
Shakspeare.' Entice the dewy feather'd sleep.
The rocks of Hernicus, and dewy fields. Drydere
the left. A term used in heraldry. With ivy canopied, and interwove
My mother's blood With flaunting honey-suckle.
Runs on the dexter cheek, and this sinister DEW-BURNING. adj. [from dew and Bounds in my sire's.
Staispears burning.] The meaning of this com DEXTI'RITY. n. so [dexteritas, Lat]
1. Readiness of limbs ; activity ; readi. managers enough of the wares and products of ness to attain skill; skill; expertness.
that corner with which they content themselves
Locke. 2. Readiness of contrivance; quickness DE'XTEROUSLY. adv. [from dexterous.] of expedient ; skill of management. Expertly; skilfully; artfully.
His wisdom, by often evading from peril, was The magistrate sometimes cannot do his own turned rather into a dexterity to deliver himself
office dexterously, but by acting the minister. from dangers when they pressed him, than into
South, a providence to prevent and remove them afar
But then my study was to cog the dice,
Bacon. And dext'rously to throw the lucky sice. Drys They attempted to be knaves, but wanted art
DE'XTRAL. adj. [dexter, Latin.) The and dexterity.
Soutb. The same Protestants may, by their dexterity,
right; not the left. make themselves the national religion, and dis
As for any tunicles or skins, which should
hinder the liver from enabling the dextral parts, pose the church-revenues among their pastors.
we must not conceive it diffuseth its victue by
mere irradiation, but by its veins and proper DE'XTEROUS. adj. [dexter, Latin.)
Brown's Vulgar Errours.
DEXTRA’LITY.n.s. (from dextral.] The 3. Expert at any manual employment; active ; ready: as, a dexterous workman.
state of being on the right, not the left, For both their dext'rous hands che lance could
If there were a determinate prepotency in the
right, and such as ariseth from a constant root 2, Expert in management; subtle; full of
in nature, we might expect the same in other expedients.
animals, whose parts are also differenced by They confine themselves, and are dexterous dextrality. Brown's Vulgar Erreurs.
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