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Sballow brooks, that flow'd so clear,

brain.] Foolish; futile ; trifling; The bottom did the top appear.

Dryden.

empty. In shallow furrows vines securely grow.

li cannot but be matter of just indignation to Dryden.

all good men to see a company of lewd sbal1. Not intellectually deep; not profound;

lowbrained huifs making atheism, and contempt not very knowing or wise; empty;

of religion, the sole badge of wit. South, trifling ; futile; silly.

SHA'L LOWLY. adv. [from shallow.] I'll shew my mind,

1. With no great depth.

The load lieth open on the grass, or but sbalAccording to my sballow simple skill. Shaksø. This is a very shallow monster:

lowly covered.

Carew. Afraid of him? A very shallow monster,

2. Simply; foolishly. The man i' th' moon! A most poor credulous

Must shallowly did you these arms commence, monster :

Sbakspcare. Fondly brought here, and foolishly sent hence. The king was neither so shallow nor so ill ad

Shakspeare. vertised as not to perceive the intention of the SHA'LLOWNESS. X. s. [from shallow.] French king, for the investing himself of Bri 1. Want of depth. taigne.

Bacon,

2. Want of thought, want of understand. Uncertain and unsettled he remains, Deep vers'd in books, and shallow in himself.

ing; futility; silliness; emptiness. Milton.

By it do all things live their measur'd hour : One would no more wonder to see the most

We cannot ask the thing which is not there, sballow nation of Europe the most vain, than to

Blaming the shallowness of our request. Herbert. find the most empty fellows in every nation

I cannot wonder enough at the sballowness more conceited than the rest.

Addison.

and impertinent zeal of the vulgar sort in Drui

who were carried away with such an ignorant 3. Not deep of sound.

devotion for his successes, when it little conIf a virginal were made with a double concave, cerned their religion or security.

Howel. the one all the length of the virginal, and the SHALM. n. s. [German.] A kind of muother at the end of the strings, as the harp hath, sical pipe. it must make the sound perfecter, and not so Every captain was commanded to have his sballow and jarring.

Bacon.

soldiers in readiness to set forward upon the sign SA AʼLLOW. n. s. (from the adjective.) A

given, which was by the sound of a sbalm or hoshelf; a sand; à fat; a shoal; a place SHALT. Second person of shall.

boy.

Knolles. where the water is not deep. I should not see the sandy hour-glass run,

TO SHAM. V. n. (shommi, Welsh, to cheat.] But I should think of sballozus and of flats; 1. To trick; to cheat ; to fool with a And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand, fraud; to delude with false pretences. Veiling her high top lower than her ribs,

A low word. To kiss her burial.

Sbakspeare. Men tender in point of honour, and yet with A swift stream is not heard in the channel, little regard to truth, are sooner wrought upon but upon sballows of gravel.

Bacon.

by shame than by conscience, when they find Having but newly left thoge grammatick flats themselves fooled and sbanmed into a conviction. and shallows, where they stuck unreasonably, to

L'Estrange. learn a few words with lamentable construction, Then all your wits that fear and sbam, and now on the sudden transported, to be tost Down from Don Quixote to Tom Tram, with their unballasted wits in fachomless and in From whom I jests and puns purloin, quiet deeps of controversy, they do grow into And slily put them off for mine, hatred of learning.

Milton,

Fond to be thought a country wit. Prior. You that so oft have sounded

2. To obtrude by fraud or folly. And fathom'd all his thoughts, that know the

We must have a care that we do not, for want deeps

of laying things and things together, sham fallaAad sballows of his heart, should need no in

cies upon the world for current reason. To advance your ends. Denham,

L'Estrange. He sounds and fathoms him, to find

SHAM. n. s. [from the verb.] Fraud; The sballows of his soul.

Dryuen.

trick; delusion; false pretence; imThe wary Dutch

posture. A low word. Behind their treach'rous shallows now withdraw, No sham so gross but it will pass upon a weak And there lay snares to catch the British host. man, that is pragmatical and inquisitive. Dryden.

L'Estrange; Three more ficrce Eurus in his

It goes a great way when natural curiosity and Dash'd on the shallows of the moving sand, vulgar prejudice shall be assisted with the shams And in mid ocean left them moor'd a-land. of astrological judgments. I.' Estrange.

Dryden. He that first brought the sbam, wheedle, or In arms of the sea, and among islands, there is banter, in use, put together, as he thought fit, no great depth, and some places are plain shal those ideas he made it stand for.

Locke. lows.

Burnet. That in the sacred temple needs would try, Their spawn being lighter than the water, Without a fire, th' unheated gums to fry; there it would not sink to the bottom, but be Believe who will the solemn sham, not I. Addir. buoyed up by it, and carried away to the shal. SHAM. adj. False; counterfeit ; fictitious ;

Ray.

pretended. With the use of diligence, and prudent con

Never join the fray, duct, he may decline both rocks and sballowus.

Where the sham quarrel interrupts the way.

Norris. The sea could not be much narrower than it SHA'MBLES. n. s. (of uncertain etymo. is, without a great loss to the world; and must we now have an ocean of mere flats and shallows, logy; scannaglia, Italian.) to the utter ruin of navigation ? Bentley. I. The place where butchers kill or sell SHA’LLOWBRAINED. adj. [shallow and their meat ; a butchery.

struments

angry mood

lows.

Gay.

Far be the thoughts of this from Henry's Hyperbolus by suffering did traduce heart,

The ostracism, and sham'd it out of use. To make a sbambles of the parliament-house.

Cleqveland
Sbakspeare.

Despoil'd
I hope my noble lord esteems me honest. Of all our good, sbam'd, naked, miserable.
Oh, ay, as summer-flies are in the shambles,

Milton. That quicken ev'n with blowing. Sbakspeare. What hurt can there be in all the slanders and

He warned a flock of sheep, that were drive disgraces of this world, if they are but the arts ing to the shambles, of their danger; and, upon and methods of providence to shame us into the uttering some sounds, they all tied. Arbutbnot. glories of the next?

South. 2. It is here improperly used.

Were there but one righteous man in the When the person is made the jest of the mob, world, he would hold up his head with cone or his back the shambles of the executioner, there

fidence and honour; he would sbame the world, is no more conviction in the one than in the and not the world him.

Soutb. other.

Watts. He, in a loathsome dungeon doom'd to lie, SHA'A1 BLING. adj. [See SCAMB!ING.]

In bonds retain'd his birthright liberty, Moving awkwardly and irregularly. A

And sham'd oppression, till it set him frec.

Dryden. low bad word.

The coward bore the man immortal spice, By that shambling in his walk, it should be my Who sham'd him out of madness into flight. rich banker, Gomez, whom I knew at Barcelona.

Dryder. Dryien. Who shames a scribbler, breaks à cobweb So when nurse Nokes to act young Ammon

through; tries,

He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew. With sbambling legs, long chin, and foolish eyes,

Pope. With dangling hands he strokes th' imperial robe,

2. To disgrace. And with a cuckold's air commands the globe.

Smith.

Certes, sir knight, ye been too much to blame,

Thus for to blot the honour of the dead, SHAME. ». s. (rceam. Sax.. schaemite, And with foul cowardice his carcass sbame. Dutch.]

Fairy Queex. I. The passion felt when reputation is To SAME, V. n. To be ashamed. supposed to be lost; the passion ex Great shame it is, thing so divine in view,

Made for to be the world's most ornament, pressed sometimes by blushes. Lamenting sorrow did in darkness lie,

To make the bait her gazers to embrew; And shame his ugly face did hide from living eye.

Good shames to be to ill an instrument. Spenser. Spenser.

Shem'st thou not, knowing whence thou art Peace, peace, for shame, if not for charity.

extraught, -Urge neither charity nor shame to me:

To let thy tongue detect thy base-born heart? Uncharitably with me have you dealt,

Sbakspejte. And shamefully my hopes by you are butcher'd:

To the trunk of it authors give such a magniMy charity is outrage, life my shame;

tude, as I shame to repeat.

Raleigh. And in my shame still lives my sorrow's rage.

Cruel Auster chither hy'd him;
Shakspeare.

And, with the rush of one rude blast,
Hide, for shame,

Shamid not spitefully to waste
Romans, your grandsires images,

All his leaves, so fresh, so sweet, That blush at their degenerate progeny. Dryd.

And lay them trembling at his feet. Crasbaw. In the schools men are allowed, without shame, SHA'MEFACED, adj. [shame and face.) to deny the agreement of ideas; or out of the

Modest ; bashful; easily put out of schools, from thence have learned, without shame, to deny the connection of ideas. Locke.

countenance.

Philoclea, who blushing, and withal smiling, 2. The cause or reason of shame; dis

making shamefacedness pleasing, and pleasure grace ; ignominy.

sbamefaced, tenderly moved her feet, unwonted The more shame for him that he sends it me;

to feel the naked ground.

Sidney. For I have heard him say a thousand times,

Conscience is a blushing shamefac'd spirit, that His Julia gave it him at his departure. Sladso.

mutinies in a man's bosom: it tills one full of God deliver the world from such guides, who obstacles. are the shame of religion.

South.

A man may be shamefaced, and a woman moThis jest was first of th' other house's making;

dest, to the degree of scandalous. L'Estrange. And, five times try'd, has never fail'd of taking:

Your shamefac'd virtue shunn'd the people's For 't were a shame a poet should be kill'd,

praise, Under the shelter of so broad a shield. Dryden. And senate's honours.

Dryden. O shame to manhood! shall one daring boy

From this time we may date that remarkable 'The scheme of all our happiness destroy? Pope. turn in the behaviour of our fashionable English3. Reproach ; infiction of shame.

men, that makes them shamefaced in the exercise A foul sbarre is upon the thief. Eeclesiasticus, of those duties which they were sent into the Applause world to perform.

Addison, Turn'd to exploding hiss, triumph to shame, Cast on themselves from their own mouths.

SHAMEFA'CEDLY. adv. [from shame. Milton.

faced.) Modestly; bashfully. TO SHAME.V. a. [from the noun] SHAMEFA'CEDNESS. n. s. [from shame1. To make ashamed; to fill with shame. faced.] Modesty; bashfulness ; timiTo tell thee of whom deriv'd,

dity. Were shame enough to shame thee, wert thou Dorus, having had all thawhile a free beholdnot shameless.

Stakspeare: ing of the fair Pamela, could well have defended If thou hast power to raise him, bring him the assault he gave unto her face with bringing hither,

a fair stain of sbamefacedness into it. Sidney And I've power to shame him hence:

She is the fountain of your modesty; Oh, while you live, tell truth and shame the You shamefac'd are, but sbamofuc'dress itself is devil,

Sbakspcare.
she.

Fairy Queca

Sbakspeare:

MOIS.

None but fools, out of sbamefacedness, hide when she would, teach her cheeks blushing, and their ulcers, which, if shown, might be healed. make shamefacedness the cloak of shamelessness. Dryden.

Sidney. SHA'MEFUL. adj. (shame and full.]

He that blushes not at his crime, but adds

shamelessness to his shame, hath nothing left to 1. Disgraceful ; ignominious; infamous ;

restore him to virtue.

Taylor. reproachful.

SHA'MMER. nos. [from sham.] A cheat ; This all chronigh that great princess pride did fall,

an impostor. A low word. And came to shameful end. Fairy Queen. SH A'Mois. n. s. [chamois, Fr.] See CHA. For this he shall live hated, be blasphemd,

A kind of wild goat. Seiz'd on by force, judg'd, and to death con

I'll bring thee demn'd,

Toclust'ring filberds, and sometimes I'll get thee A sbameful and accurst!

Milton. Young shamois from the rocks. Sbakspeare. His naval preparations were not more sur SHA'MROCK. n. s. The Irish name for prising than his quick and shameful retreat; for three leaved grass. he returned to Carthage with only one ship,

If they found a plot of watercresses, or shambaving fied without striking one stroke.

Arbuthnot.

rocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time.

Spenser. The knave of diamonds tries his wily arts, And wins, 0 shameful chance! the queen of SHANK: r. s. [sceanca, Sax. schenckel, hearts.

Pope.

Dutch.] 2. Full of indignity or indecency; raising

1. The middle joint of the leg ; that part shame in another.

which reaches from the ankle to the Phæbus Aying so most shameful sight,

knee. His blushing face in foggy cloud implies,

Eftsoons her white straight legs were altered And hides for shame.

Fairy Queen. To crooked crawling shanks, of marrow emptied; SHA'MEFULLY. adv. [from shameful.]

And her fair face to foul and loathsome hue,

And her fine corps to a bag of venom grew. 1. Disgracefully; ignominiously; infa

Spenser. mously ; reproachfully.

The sixth age shifts
But I his holy secret

Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, Presumptuously have publish'd, impiously, With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side; Weakly at least, and sbamefully. Milton, His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide Would she sbamefully fail in the last act in For his shrunk sbanks.

Sbakspeare. this contrivance of the nature of man? More. A stag says, if these pitiful shanks of mine were

Those who are ready enough to confess him, but answerable to this branching head, I can't both in judgment and profession, are, for the but think how I should defy all

my enemies. most part, very prone to deny him shamefully in

L'Estrange. their doings.

Soutb. 2. The bone of the leg. 2. With indignity ; with indecency; so as Shut me nightly in a charnel-house, ought to cause shame.

O'er cover'd quite with dead men's rattling bones, None but that saw, quoth he, would ween for With reeky sbanks, and yellow chapless skulls. truth,

Sbakspeare. How sbamefully that paaid he did torment. 3. The long part of any instrument.

Fairy Queen. The sbank of a key, or some such long hole, SHA'MELESS. adj. [from shame.] Want the punch cannot strike, because the shank is ing shame; wanting modesty; impu

not forged with substance sufficient. Moxon. dent; frontless ; immodest; audacious. 4. [bryonia, Lat.) An herb. To tell thee whence thou cam'st, of whom SHA'N KED. adj. [from shank.] Having a deriv'd,

shank. Were shame cnough to shame thee, wert thou SHA'N KER. n. s. [chancre, Fr.] A venenot shameless.

Shakspeare. real excrescence. Beyond imagination is the wrong

TO SHAPE. v.a. pret. shaped ; part. pass. That she this day hath, shameless, thrown on me.

Sbakspeare.

shaped and shapen. [rcyppan, Sax. schepThe shameless denial hereof by some of their

pen, Dutch.) friends, and the more shameless justification by 1. To form ; to mould with respect to exsome of their flatterers, makes it needful to ex ternal dimensions. emplify, which I had rather forbear. Raleigh.

I, that am not shap'd for sportive tricks, God deliver the world from such hucksters of

Nor made to court an am'rous looking-glass; souls, the very shame of religion, and the shame

I, that am rudely stampt, and want love's majesty, less subverters of morality.

South. To strut before a wanton ambling nymph. Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 't is

Shakspeare.

Those nature hath shaped with a great head, There are as mad abandon'd criticks too. Pope. narrow breast, and shoulders sticking out, seem SHA'MELESSLY, adv. [from shameless.]

much inclined to a consumption. Harvey.

Mature the virgin was, of Egypt's race ; Impudently; audaciously; without

Grace shap'd her limbs, and beauty deck'd her shame.

face.

Prior. The king, to-day, as one of the vain fellows,

2. To mould ; to cast; to regulate; to shamelessiy uncovereth himself. 2 Samuel.

adjust. He must needs be sbamelessly wicked that abhors not this licentiousness.

Hale.

Drag the villain hither by the hair, SHA'MELESSNESS. n. s. [from shameless.]

Nor age nor honour shall shape privilege.

Skakspeare. Impudence; want of shame; immo Mr. Candish, when without hope, and ready

to shape his course by the east homewards, met Being most impudent in her heart, she could, a ship which came from the Philippines. Raleiyb VOL, IV,

1

true,

desty.

Tothe stream, when neither friends, nor force, SHA'PESMITH. n. s. [shape and smith.] Nor speed, nor art, avail, he shapes his course. One who undertakes to improve the

Denbam.

form of the body. A burlesque word. Charin'd by their eyes, their manners I ac

No sbapesmith yet set up and drove a trade, quire, And shape my foolishness to their desire. Prior.

To mend the work that providence had made.

Garth, 3. To image ; to conceive.

Lovers and madmen have their seething brains, SHARD. n. s. (schaerde, Trisick.] Such sbaping fantasies that apprehend

1. A fragment of an earthen vessel. More than cool reason ever comprehends.

For charitable prayers,
Sbakspeare. Shards, flints, and pebbles, should be thrown on
It is my nature's plague

her; To spy into abuse, and oft my jealousy

Yet here she is allow'd her virgin chants, Shapes faults that are not. Shakspeare.

Her maiden streitments.

Sbakspeare When foncy hai formed and shaped the per 2. [chard.] A plant. fectest ideas of blessedness, our own more hap Sbards or mallows for the pot py experiences of greater must disabuse us.

Keep the loosen'd body sound. Dryden. Boyle.

3. It seems in Spenser to signify a frith or 4. To make ; to create. Obsolete.

strait. It is used, says Uplon, in the I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalms.

west, for a gap:

Upon that shore he spied Atin stand, SHAPE. N. s. [from the verb.]

There by his master lett, when late he far'd 1. Form ; external appearance,

In Phedria's fleet bark, over that per'lous sbard. le beat me grievously in the sbane of a wo

Fairy Queen. man; for in the sbape of a man, master Brook,

4. A sort of fish. I fear not Goliah with a weaver's beam. Sbaksp.

The shapes of the locusts were like unto horses SHA'RDBORN. adj. [shard and born.] prepared for battle.

Revelations. Born or produced among broken stones The other shape,

or pots. Perhaps shard, in Shakspeare, If shape it may be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in meinber, joinr, or limb.

may signify the sheaths of the wings of Milton.

insects. In vegetables and animals the shape we most

Ere to black Hecat's summons fix on, and are most led by.

Locko.

The sbarcbori: beetle, with his drovsy hums, 2. Make of the trunk of the body.

Hath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be

done First a charming shape enslav'd me,

A deed of dreadful note.

Slakspeare. An eye then gave the fatal stroke; Till by her wit Corinna say'd me,

SHA'RDED, allj. [from shard.] InhabitAnd all my former fetters broke. Addison.

ing shards. Fathers and mothers, friends and relations,

Often shall we find seem to have no other wish towards the little The sbarded bee:le in a safer hold, girl, but that she may have a fair skin, a fine Than is the full-wing’d eagle. Sbakspeare.

shape, dress well, and dance to admiration. Law. TO SHARE. v. n. (rceanan, rcyran, Sax.] 3. Being, as moulded into form.

1. To divide; to part among many. Before the gates there sau

Good fellow's all, On either side a formidable sbape. Milton.

The latest of my wealth I'll sbare amongst you. 4. Idea; pattern.

Sbakspeare. Thy heart

Any man may make trial of his fortune, proContains of good, wise, just, the perfect shade. vided he acknowledge the lord's right, by share

Milton,
ing out unto him a toll.

Careee. 5. It is now used in low conversation for

Well may he then to you his cares inpart,

And sbare his burden where he shares his heart. SHAPELESS. adj. [from shape.] Wanting

Dryden. regularity of form; wanting symmetry

In the primitive times the advantage of priesto

hood was equally shared among all the order, and of dimensions.

none of that character had any superiority You are born

Celict. To set a form upon that indigest,

Though the weight of a falsehood wouid be Which he hath left so sbageless and so rude.

Sbakspeare.

too heavy for one to bear, it grows light in their

imaginations when it is shared among many. He is deformed, crooked, old and sere;

Addisor, Ill fac'd, worse bodied, sbapeless every where.

Sbakspeare.

Suppose I share my fortune equally between Thrice had I lov'd thee,

my children and a stranger, will that unite

them? Before I knew thy face or name;

Swijt. So in a voice, so in a slapeless flame,

2. To partake with others; to seize or Angels affect us oft, and worshipp'd be. Donne. possess jointly with another. Now the victor stretch'd his eager hand,

The captain, half of whose soldiers are dead, Where the tall nothing stood, or seer'd to stand;

and the other quarter never mustered or seen, A shapeless shade, it melted from his sight, comes shortly to demand payment of his whole Like forms in clouds, or visions of the night! account; where, by good means of some great

Pope.

ones, and privy sharings with the officers of other Some objects please our eyes, some, he receiveth his debt.

Spenser. Which out of nature's common order rise,

In vain does valour bleed, The shapeles: rock, or hanging precipice. Pope. While avarice and rapine sbare the land. Mill. SHA'PELINESS. n. s. [from shapely.]

Go, silently enjoy your part of grief,

And sbare the sad inheritance with me. Dryden." Beauty or proportion of form.

Wav'd by the wanton winds his banner flies, SHA'PELY. adv. [from shape.] Symme All maiden white, and shares the people's eyes. trical; well formed,

Dryder,

manner.

This was the prince decreed,

For clay the coulter is long and bending, and To share his sceptre. Dryden. the share narrow.

Mortimer. Not a love of liberty, wyr thirst of honour, SHA'R EBONE. n. s. [share and bone.] The Drew you thus far; but hopes to share the spoil os pubis; the bone that divides the trunk Of conquer'd towns and plunder'd provinces.'

from the limbs.

Addison. All night it rains, the shews return with day;

The cartilage bracing together the two ossa Great Jove with Cæsar shares his sov'reign sw.y.

pubis, or sharebones, Bartholine saith, is twice

thic .er and laxer in women than men. Derham,

Logick. SHA'RER. n. 5. [from share.] 3. To cut; to separate ; to sheer. (from

1. One who divides or apportions to scean, Şax.) With swift wheel reverse deep ent'ring shar'd

others; a divider. All his right side.

Milton. 2. A partaker; one who participates any Scalp,face,and shoulders, the keensteel divides, thing with others. And the sbar'd visage hangs on equal sides. Dryd. Most it seem'd the French king to import,

Daniel. TO SHARE. V. n. To have part; to have

As sbarer in his daughter's injury.

People not allowed to be sbarers with their a dividend.

companions in good fortune, will hardly agree I am the prince of Wales; and think not, Percy, to be sbarcrs in bad.

L'Estrange. To sbare with me in glory any more. Sbaksp; Had greater haste these sacred rites prepar'd,

An overgrown estate falling into the hands of

one that has many children, it is broken into so Some guilty months had in your triumphs shar'd;

many portions as vender the sbarers rich enough, But this uncainted year is all your own. Dryd.

Addison. A right of inheritance gave every one a title

You must have known it. to share in the goods of his father. Locke.

-Indeed I did, then favour'd by the king, This is Dutch partnership, to share in all our And by that means a sharer in the secret. Rowe. beneficial bargains, and exclude us wholly

from If, by taking on himself human nature at large, theirs.

Szvift. he hath a compassionate and tender sense of the SHARE. n. s. [from the verb.]

infirmities of mankind in general, he must needs, 1. Part; allotment ; dividend obtained. in a peculiar manner, feel and commiserate the If every just man, that now pines with want,

infirmities of the poor, in which he himself was Had but a moderate and beseeming sbare

so eminent a sbarer.

Atterbury. Of that which lewdly-pamper'd luxury

I suffer many things as an author militant, Now heaps upon some with vast excess. Milt. whereof in your days of probation you have been The subdued territory was divided into great

a sbarer.

Pope to Stvift. et and smaller sbares, besides that reserved to SHARK. 1. s. [canis charcharias, Latin.] the prince.

Temple. I. A voracious sea fish. I'll give you arms; burn, ravish, and destroy:

His jaws horrifick arm’d with threefold fare, For my own share one beauty I design;

The direful sbark.

Thomson. Engage your honours that she shall be mine.

2. A greedy artful fellow ; one who fills

Dryden.
While fortune favourid,

his pockets by siy tricks. A low word. I made some firure; nor was my name

David's messengers are sent back to him, like Obscure, nor l without my share of fame. Dryd.

so many sbarks and runnagates, only for endeaThe youths have equal share

vouring to compliment an ill nature out of itIn Marcia's wishes, and divide their sister. self, and seeking that by petition which they

Addison.

might have commanded by their sword. South, In poets as true genius is but rare,

3. Trick; fraud ; petty rapine. A low True taste as seldom is the critick's share. Pope. word.

He who doth not perform that part assigned Wretches who live upon the shark, and other him, is a very mischievous member of the pub men's sins, the common poisoners of youth, lick; because he takes his share of the profit, equally desperate in their fortunes and their and yet leaves his share of the burden to be born manners, and getting their very bread by the by others. Swift. damnation of souls.

South. 2. To go shares ; to partake.

TO SHARK. v. a. To pick up hastily or They went a hunting, and every one to go slily. sbare and sbare alike in what they took. L'Estr.

Young Fontinbras, By being desirous that every one should have

Of unimproved mettle, hot and full, their fall sbare of the favours of God, they

Hath in the skirts or Norway, here and there, would not only be content, but glad, to see one Shark'd up a list of landless resolutes. Shaksp. ancther happy in the little enjoyments of this transitory life.

Law. To SHARK.V.n. 3. A part contributed.

1. To play the petty thief. A low word. These, although they bear a share in the dis The fly leads a lazy, voluptuous, scandalous, charge, yet have different offices in the composi. sharking, life, hateful wherever she comes. tion. Brown.

L'Esirange, 4. (rcean, Saxon.] The blade of the 2. To cheat; to trick. A low word. plough that cuts the ground.

Ainsworth. Nor laws they knew, nor manners, nor the There are cheats by natural inclination as well

as by corruption: nature taught this boy to Of lab'ring oxen, por the shining share. Dryden. shark, not discipune.

L'Estranges Great cities shall with walls be compass'd The old generous English spirit, which here. round,

tofore made this nation so great in the eyes of And sharpen'd shares shall vex the fruitful all the world, seems utterly exunct; and we are ground.

Dryden. degenerated into a mean, shariinç, fallacious, unIncumbent o'er the shining share

dermining, converse; there being a share and a The master leans, removes th' obstructive clay. trapan almost in every word we hear, and every Tbomson. action we ste.

Seuth,

care

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