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Cato will train thee up to great

The king 's a-bed; And virtuous deeds: do but observe him well, He is shut up in measureless content. Shaks! Thou 'lt sbun misfortunes, or thou 'lt learn to Although he was patiently heard as he deli. bear them.

Addison. vered his enibassage, yet, in the sbutting up of SHU'NLESS. adj. [from shun.] Inevitable ; all, he received no more but an insolent answer.

Knolles. unavoidable. Alone he enter'd

To leave you blest, I would be more accurst The mortal gate of the city, which he painted

Than death can make ne; for death ends our With sbunless destiny.

Sbakspeare.

woes,

And the kind grave shuts up the mournful scene. TO SHUT, v.a. pret. I shut; part. pass.

Dryden. shut. (reittan, Saxon; scoutien, Dutch.] When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will 1. To close so as to prohibit ingress or

be above his master,if he has acted better. Collier. regress; to make not open.

TO SHUT. V. n. To be closed; to close it. Kings shall sbut their mouths at him. Isaiah. self: as, flowers open in the day, and shut

To a strong tower Med all the men and wo- at night. men, and sbut it to them, and gat them up to the Skur. participial adjective. Rid; clear; top.

Judges. free. We see more exquisitely with one eye sbut

We must not pray in one breath to find a than with both open; for that the spirits visual

thicf, and in the next to get sbut of him. L'Estr. unite more, and become stronger. Bacon. She open'd, but to sbut

SHUT. n. s. {from the verb.] Excell'd her power; the gates wide open stood. 1. Close; act of shutting.

Milion,

I sought him round his palace, made enquiry 2. To inclose; to coofine.

Of all the slaves: but had for answer, Before faith came, we were kept under the law, That since the sbut of evening none had seen sbut up unto the faith, which should atterwards

him.

Dryden. be revealed.

Galatians. 2. Small door or cover. They went in, male and female of all fiesh;

The wind-gun is charged by the forcible comand the Lord sbut him in.

Genesis.

pression of air; the imprisoned air serving, by 3. To prohibit ; to bar.

the help of little falls or sbuts within, to stop the Shall that be sbut to man, which to the beast vents by which it was admitted. Wilkins, Is open ?

Milton. In a very dark chamber, at a round hole, about 4. To exclude.

one third part of an inch broad, made in the sbut On various seas not only lost,

of a window, I placed a glass prism. Newton. But sbut from ev'ry shore, and barr'd from ev'ry

There were no sbuts or stopples made for the Dryden.

animal's ears, that any loud noise might awaken

it. s. To contract; not to keep expanded.

Ray. Harden not thy heart, nor shut thine hand SHU'TTER. n. s. [from shut.] from thy poor brother.

Deutironomy.

I. One that shuts.
6. TO SHUT out. To exclude; to deny 2. A cover; a door.
admission to.

The wealthy,
Beat in the reed,

In lofty litters borne, can read and write,
The juster you drive it to shut of the rain. Tusser. Or sleep at ease; the shutters make it night. Dry.
In such a night

SHU'TTLE. n. s. [schietspoele, Dut. skutul, To shut me out! pour on, I will endure. Sbuksp. Islandick.] The instrument with which Wisdom at one entrance quite sbut out. Milt. the weaver shoots the cross threads. He, in his walls confin'd,

I know life is a sinuttle.

Shakspeare. Sbut out the woes which he too well divin'd.

Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide Dryden. My feather'd hours.

Sandys. Sometimes the mind fixes itself with so much What curious loom does chance by ev'ning earnestness on the contemplation of some objects,

spread! that it sbuts out all other thoughts. Locke. With what fine shuttle weave the virgin's thread, 7. TO SHUT up. To close; to make im- Which like the spider's net hangs o'er the mead! pervious; to make impassable, or im

Blackmore, possible to be entered or quitted. Upis SHU’TTLECOCK. n. s. [See SHITTLE: sometimes little more than emphatical

COCK.] A cork stuck with feathers,

and beaten backward and forward. Woe unto you scribes! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men. Matthenu. With dice, with cards, with billiards far unfit, Dangerous rocks shut up the passage. Raleigh.

With shuttlecocks misseeming manly wit.
What barbarous customs!

Hubberd's Tale. Shut up a desart shore to drowning men,

SHY. adj. [schowe, Dutch ; schifo, Ital.] And drive us to the cruel seas agen. Dryden. 1. Reserved; not familiar; not free of

His mother shut up half the rooms in the behaviour. houst, in which her husband or son had died.

I know you shy to be obliged,
Addison.

And stillinore loch to be oblig'd by me. Southern. 8. To Shut up. To confine ; to inclose; What makes you so shy, my good friend! to imprison.

There's nobody loves you better than I. Arbutb. Thou hast known my soul in adversities; and 2. Cautious; wary; chary. not shut me up into the hand of the enemy.

I am very sky of employing corrosive liquors Psalms. in the preparation of medicines.

Boyle, A loss at sca, a fit of sickness, are trifles, when

We are not shy of assent to celestial informawe consider whole families put to the sword, tions, because they were luid from ages. Glanv. wretches shut up in dungeons. Addison.

We grant, although he had much wit, Lucullus, with a great fleet, shut up Mithri

H' was very shy of using it, dates in Pitany.

Arbuthnot. As being loth to wear it out, 9. TO SHUT up. To conclude.

And therefore bore it not about. Hudibras,

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3. Keeping at a distance ; unwilling to

Where's the stoick can his wrath appease, approach.

To see his country sick of Pym's disease ? Cleavel. A sby fellow was the duke; and, I believe, I

Despair know the cause of his withdrawing. Shaéspeare.

Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch.

Milton, She is represented in such a shy retiring posture, and covers her bosom with one of her A spark of the man-killing trade fell sick. hands. Addison.

Dryden. But when we come to seize th’inviting prey,

Visit the sick and the poor, comforting them Like a shy ghost, it vanishes away. Norris.

by some seasonable assistance. Nelson, 4. Suspicious; jealous ; unwilling to suf

Noting makes a more ridiculous figure in a

man's lite, than the disparity we often find in fer near acquaintance.

him sick and well.

Pope. The bruise imposthumated, and turned to a

2. Disorilered in the organs of digestion ; stinking ulcer, which made every body, shy to come near her.

Arbuthnot.

ill in the stomach. The horses of the army, having been daily led 3. Corrupted. before me, were no longer shy, but would come

What we oft do best, up to my very feet without starting. Scvift.

By sich interpreters, or weak ones, is Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhatsby Not ours, or not allow’d: what worst, as oft of their successors; and there may be supposed

Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up in queens regnant a little proportion of render- For our best act.

Sbakspeare. ness that way more than in kings. W ctton. 4. Disgusted.

I do not, as an enemy to peace, SI'BILANT. adj. (sibilans, Lat.] Hissing.

Troop in the throngs of military men: It were easy to add a nasal letter to each of the

But rather shew a while like fearful war, other pair of lisping and sibilant letters. Holdir.

To diet rank minds sick of happiness, SIBILA'TION. n. s. [from sibilo, Lat.] A And purge th' obstructions which begin to stop hissing sound.

Our very veins of life.

Shakspeare. Metals, quenched in water, give a sibilation or He was not so sick of his master as of his work. hissing sound. Bacon.

I'Estrange. A pipe, a little moistened on the inside, mak- Why will you break the sabbath of my days, eth a more solemn sound than if the pipe were

Now sick alike of envy and of praise? Pope dry; but yet with a sweet degree of sibilation or To Sick, v. n. (from the noun.] To purling.

Bacon,

sicken; to take a disease. Not in use. SI'CAMORE. n. s. [sicamorus, Lat.] A

A little time before

Our great grandsire Edward sick'd and died. tree. Of trees you have the palm, olive, and sica

Shakspeare. Peachay.

To SI'CKEN. v. a. [from sick.] T. SI'CCATE. v. a. (sicco, Lat.) To

1. To make sick; to disease. dry.

Why should one earth, one clime, one stream, SICCA’TION. n. s. [from siccate.] The

one brenth,

Raise this to strength, and sicken that to death? act of drying.

Prior. Sicci'fick. adj. [siccus and fio, Latin.] 2. To weaken; to impair. Causing dryness.

Kinsmen of nine have Si'ccity. n. s. (siccité, Fr. siccitas, from By this so sitken'd their estates, that never

They shall abound as formerly. siccus, Lat.) Dryness; aridity; want

Sbakspeare.

TO SI'CKEN. V.M. of moisture. That which is coagulated by a fiery siccity will

1. To grow sick ; to fall into disease. suffer coiliquation from an aqueous humidity, as

I know the more one sickens, the worse he is. salt and sugar. Broren,

Sbakspeare. The reason some attempt to make out from The judges that sat upon the jail, and those the siccity and driness of its fiesh. Brorun. that attended, sickened upon it and died. Bacon.

In application of medicaments, consider what Merely to drive away the time, he sicken'd, degree of heat and siecity is proper.

Wiseman. Fainted, and died; nor would with ale be quicka en'd.

Milton. SICE. n. s. (six, Fr.j The number six at dice.

2. To be satiated ; to be filled to disgust.

Though the treasure My study was to cog the dice,

Of nature's germins tumble all together, Aad dere'rously to throw the lucky sice;

Ev'n till destruction sicken, answer me
To shun ames-ace, that swept my stakes away.

To what I ask
Dryden.

yon,

Sbakspeare. SICH. ad;. Such. See Such.

3. To be disgusted, or disordered, with I thought the soul would have made me rich;

abhorrence. But now I wote it is nothing sich ;

The ghosts repine at violated night, For either the shepherds been idle and still, And curse th' invading sun, and sicken at the And led of their sheep what they will. Spenser.

sight.

Dryden. SICK. adj. [reoc, Sax. sieck, Ditch.] 4. To grow weak; to decay; to lan1. Aflicted with disease : with of before guish. the disease

Ply'd thick and close, as when the fight begun,

Their huge unwieldy navy wastes away: 'Tis meer we all go forth, To view the sick and feeble parts of France.

So sicken waining moons too near the sun, Shakspeare.

And blunt their crescents on the edge of day. In poison there is physick; and this news,

Dryden.

Abstract what others feel, what others think; That would, had I been well, have made me sick, Being sick, hath in some measure made me well.

All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink. Popes Shakspeare.

SI'CKER. adj. (sicer, Welsh ; seker, Dut.] Cassius, I am sick of many griefs. Sbakspeare. Eure; certain ; firm. Obsolete.

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every kind.

But some honest curate, or some vicar,

To Si'ckly. v. a. (from the adiective.}
Content with little, in condition sicher.

To make diseased; to taint with the
Hubbard's Tal..

hue of disease. Not in use. Si'cker. adv. Surely ; certainly. Obso

'The native hue of resolution lete.

Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. Sicker thou 's but a lazy loord,

Sbakspeare.
And rekes much of thy su ink,
That with fond terms and wieless words

S'CKNESS. n. s. [from sick.]
To bleer mine eyes dost think. Spenser. 1. State of being diseased.
SI'CKLE. n. s. Tricol, Sax. sickel, Dutch, I do lament the sickness of the king,
from secale, or sicula, Lat.] The hook

As loth to lose him.

Shakspeare. with which corn is cut; a reaping- 2. Discase ; malady. hook.

My people are with sickness much enfeebled, My numbers leusen'd.

Shekspeurs God's harvest is even ready for the sickle, and all the fields yellow long ago.

Spenser.

Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sickTime should never,

Tattbetu, In life or death, their fortunes sever;

When I say every sickness has a tendency to But with his rusty sickle mow

death. I mean every individual sickness as well as

Watts. Hidibras. Both down together at a blow.

When corn has ouce felt the sickle, it has no Trust not too much your now resistless charms; more benefit from the sunsbine.

Soutb. Those age or sickness soon or late disarms. Pupe. O'er whom Time gently shakes his wings of 3. Disorder in the organs of digestion.

down, Till with his silent sickle they are mown. Dryd.

SIDE. 1. s. (side, Sax. siide, Dutch.} Si'cKLEMAN. I n.

1. The part of animals fortified by the $. I from sickle.] A

ribs. SI'C.KLER. S reaper.

When two boars with rankling malice meet, You sunburnt sicklemen, of August weary, Come hither from the furrow, and be merry.

Their gory sides fresh bleeding tiercely fret.

Fiiry Queen. Sbudspeare. Ere the soft fearful people to the flood Their sicklers reap the corn another sows.

Commit their woolly sides.

Thomson. Sandys. SI'CKLINESS. n. s. [from sickly.] Dispo

2. Any part of any body opposed to any

other part. sition to sickness; habitual disease.

The tables were written on both their sides, Impure on the one side and on the other.

Exodus. Sbaks. His words to wayward sickliness and age.

The force of these outward streams might Next compare the sickliness, healthfulness, and fruitfulness, of the several years.

Graunt.

well enough serve for the turning of the screw,

if it were so that buth its sides would equiponSI'CKLY. adv. [from sick..] Not in

derate.

Wolkins health.

3. The right or left. We wear our health but sickly in his life,

The lovely Thais by his side Which in his death were perfect. Sbakspeare. Sat, like a blooming eastern bride, Si'cKLY. adj. [from siek.]

In fow'r of youth, and beauty's pride. Dryden. 1. Not healthy; not sound; not well;

4. Margin; edge ; verge. somewhat disordered.

Or where Hydaspes' wealthy side
I'm fall'n out with more headier will,

Pays tribute to the Persian pride. Roscommon. To take the indispos’d and sickly fic

Poor wretch! on stormy seas to lose thy life; For the sound man.

Shakspeare. For now the towing tide
Bring me word, boy, if thy lord looks well;

Had brought the body nearer to the side. Dryd. For he went sickly forth.

Scakspeure.

Tlie temple of Diana chaste,
Apleasing cordial, Buckingham,

A sylvan scene with various greens was drawn, Is this thy vow anto my sickly heart.

Shaksp. Shades on the sides, and in the midst a lawn. Dry. Time seems not now beneath his years to stoop, I could see persons dressed in glorious habits, Nor do his wings with sickiy feathers droop. with garlands upon their heads, lying down by Dryden. the sides of fountains.

Addisor. Would we know what health and ease are worth, let us ask one that is sickly, or in pain, 5. Any kind of local respect. and we have the price.

-Grew.

They looking back, all th' eastern side beheld Of Paradise.

Miltoa.
There affectation, with a silly mien,

If our substance be indeed divine,
Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen;

And cannot cease to be, we are at worst
Practis'd to lisy, and hang the head aside,

On this side nothing.

Milton.
Faints into airs, and languishes with pride. Pope.
When on my sickly couch I lay,

6. Party ; interest ; faction ; sect.
Impatient both of night and day,

Their weapons only
Then Stella ran to my relief.

Swift. Seem'd on our side; but for their spirits and souls,
Your bodies are not only poor and perishing, This word rebellion, it had froze them up,
like your clothes; but like infected clothes, till As fish are in a pond.

Sbukspeare. you with all diseases and distempers, which op- Favour, custom, and at last number, will be press the soul with sickly appetites, and vain

on the side of grace.

Spruit. Law. cravings.

Men he always took to be 2. Faini; weak; languid.

His friends, and dogs his enemy;
The moon grows sickly at the sight of day, Who never so much hurt had done him,
And early cocks have summon'd me away. As his own side did falling on him. Hudibras.

Dryden.

In the serious part of poetry the advantage is To animate the doubtful fight,

wholly on Chaucer's side.

Dryden. Namur in vain expects that ray;

That person, who fills their chair, has justly Iu vain France hopes the sickly light

gained the esteem of all sides by the impartiality Should shine near William's fuller day. Prior, . of his behaviour,

Addison.

men.

Let not our James, though foil'd in arms, de

Vex'd are the nobles who have sided spair,

In his behalf.

abakspeare. Whilst on his side he reckons half the fair. Tickel. As soon as discontents drove men into sidings,

Some valuing thoce of their own side, or mind, as ill humours fall to the disaffected part, which Suill make themselves the measure of mankind: causes inflamations, so did all who attected 110Fondiy we think we honour murit then,

velties adhere to that side.

King Cbarles. When we but praise ourselves in other men. Terms rightly conceived, and notions duly

Pope.

fitted to them, require a brain free from all inHe from the taste obscene reclaims our youth, clination to siding, or affection to opinions for And sets the passions on the side of fruth; the authors sukes, before they be well underForms the scti bosom with the gentlest art,

stood.

Digby. And pours each human virtue in the heart. Pepe. Not yet so dully desperate 7. Any part placed in cuntradistinction or To side against ourselves with fate;

As criminals, condemn'd to suffer, opposition to another. It is used of per

Are blinded first, and then turn'd over. Hudibras. sons, or propositions, respecting each

The princes differ and divide; other.

Some follow law, and some with beauty side. There began a sharp and cruel fight, many

Granville. being slain and wounded on both sides. Knolles. It is pleasant to see a verse of an old poet rc

The plague is not easily received by such as volting from its orignal sense, and viding with a continually are about them that have it ; on the mudern subject.

Audison. other side, the plague taketh soonest hold of those All sie in parties, and beglo th' attack. Pope. that come out of a fresh air.

Bacon. .

Those who pretended to be in with the prinI am too well satisfied of my own weakness to ciples upon which her majesty proceeded, either be pleased with any thing I have written; but, absented themselves where the whole cause deon the other side, my reason tells me, that what pended, or sided with the enemy. Swift. I have long considered may be as just as what an The equitable part of those who now side ordinary judge will condemn.

Dryden. against the court, will probably be more temMy secret wishes would my choice decide ;

perate.

Swift. But open justice bends to neither side. Drydin. SI'DF BOARD. n. s. [side and board.] The

It is granted, on both sides, that the fear of a Deity doth universally possess the minds of

side table on which conveniencies are Tillotson.

placed for those that eat at the other Two nations still pursu'd

table. Peculiar ends, on each sidaresolute

At a stately sideboard by the wine
To rly conjunction.

Philips.
That fragrant smell diffus'd.

Milton. 8. It is used to note consanguinity: as, he

No sideboards then with gilded plate were

dressid, is cousin by his mother or father's side. Yet here and there we grant a gentle bride,

No sweating slaves with massive dishes press'd.

Dryden. Whose temper betters by the father's side;

The snow-white damask ensigns are display'd, Unlike the rest that double human care, Fond to relieve, or resolute to share. Parnel.

And glitt'ring silvers on the sideboard laid. King. SIDE. adj. (from the noun.]

The shining sideboard, and the burnish'd plate,

Let other ministers, great Anne, require Prior. I. Lateral.

Africanus brought from Carthage to Rome, Take of the blood, and strike it on the two in silver vessels, to the value of 11, otil. 1.is. 9d. side posts, and on the upper door post of the a quantity exceeded afterwards by the sideboards houses.

Exodus.
of many private tables.

Arbuthnot. 2. Oblique ; indirect.

SI'DEBOX. 11. s. (side and box.] Scat for They presume that the law doth speak with the ladies on the side of the theatre. all indifferency, that the law hath no side respect

Why round our coaches crowd the whiteto their persons.

Hooker.

slov'd beaux ? People are sooner reclaimed by the side wind

Why bows the sidebox from its inmost rows? of a surprize, than by downright admonition.

Pope. L'Estrange. Sı'DEPLY. 11. 5. An insect. One mighty squadron with a side wind sped.

Dryden.

From a rough whitish maggot, in the intestiThe parts of water, being easily separable from

num rectum ot horses, the sidefly proceeds.

Derbam. each other, will, by a side motion, be easily removed, and give way to the approach of two

To Si’DLE. 9'. n. [from side.] pieces of marble.

Locke. 1. To go with the body the narrowest What natural agent could turn them aside, way. could impel them so strongly with a transverse The chaffering with disscnters is but like open. side blow against that tremendous weight and ing a few wickets, and leaving them a-jar, by rapidity, when whole worlds are a-fing? which no more than one can get in at a time,

Bentley. apd that not without stooping and selling, and He not only gives us the full prospects, but squeezing his body.

Swift. several unexpected peculiarities, and side views, passed very gently and sidling through the unobserved by any painter but Homer. Pope. tivo principal streets

Swift. My secret enemies could not forbear soine

2. To lie on the side. expressions, which by a side wind reflected on

A fellow nailed up maps in a gentleman's Suijt.

closet, some sidling, and others upside down, the T. SIDE. V. n. (from the noun.]

better to adjust iliein to the pannels. Swift. 1. To lean on one side.

SIDELONG. adj. (side and long.) Lateral; All rising to great place is by a winding stair;

oblique ; not in front; not direct. and if there be factions, it is good to side a man's She' darted from her eyes a sidelong glance, self whilst rising, and balance himself when Just as she spoke, and, like her words, i dew; placed.

Bacon. Serin' noriu buy who wila then bid. ne do. 2. To take a party; to engage in a faction,

Diyden.

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Sbakspeare.

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The deadly wound is in thy soul:

Our castle's strength When tnou a tempting liarlot dost behold, Will laugh a siege to scorn: here let them lie, And when she casts on thee a sidelere glance, Till famine eat them up.

Stakspeare. Then try thy heart, and tell me if it dance. Dryd. It seemed, by the manner of their proceeding,

'The reason of the planets motions in curve that the Turks purposed rather by long siege than lines is the attraction of the sun, and an oblique by assault to take the town.

Krolles. or sidelong impulse.

Locke.

The more I see
The kiss snatch'd hasty from the sidelong maid. Pleasures about me, so much more I feel

Thomson. Torment within me, as from the hateful siege SI'DELONG. adv.

Of contraries.

Milton. I. Laterally; obliquely; not in pursuit; 2. Any continued endeavour to gain posnot in opposition

Session
As if on earth

Beat away the busy meddling fiend,
Winds underground, or waters, forcing way,

That lays strong siege unto this wretch's soul, Sidelong had push'd a mountain from his seat,

And from his bosom purge this black despair. Half sunk with all his pines.

Milton.
As a lion, bounding in his way,

Give me so much of your time, in exchange With force augmented bears away his prey,

of it, as to lay an amiable siege to the honesty of Sidelong to seize.

Dryden.
Ford's wife.

Sbakspeare. %. On the side.

Love stood the siege, and would not yield his breast.

Dryden. If it prove too wet, lay your pots sidelong ; but shade those which blow from the afternoon sun.

3. [s1999, Fr.) Seat ; throne. Obsolete. Evelyn,

Drawing to him the eyes of all around, Si'der. n. s. See CIDER.

From lofty siege began these words aloud to sound.

Fairy Queen. SI'DERAL. adj. [from sidus, Lat.] Starry;

4. Place ; class ; rank. Obsolete. astral.

I fetch my life and being These changes in the heav'ns, though slow,

From men of royal siege. Sbakspeare. produc'd

Your sum of parts Like change on sea and land ; sideral blast,

Did not together pluck such envy from him, Vapour and mist, and exhalation hot,

As did that one, and that in my regard
Corrupt and pestilent !

Milton.
Of the unworthiest siege.

Sbakspeare.
The musk gives
Sure hopes of racy wine, and in its youth,

5. (siege, French.) Siool. Its tender nonage, loads the spreading boughs

It entereth not the veins, but taketh leave With large and juicy offspring, that defies

of the permeant parts, as the mouths of the

meseraicks, and accompanieth the inconvertible The vernal nippings and cold sideral blasts.

Brorun. portion unto the siege.

Philips. SI'DERATED.adj. [from siderátus, Latin.] TO SIEGE. v. a. (sieger, Fr.] To besiege.

Not in use. Blasted ; planet-struck.

Him he had long opprest with tort, Parts cauterized, gangrenated, siderated, and mortified, become black; the radical inoisture,

And fast imprisoned in sieged tort. Fairy Queen. or vital sulphur, suffering an extinction. Brown. SIEVE, n. s. [from sifi.] Hair or lawn SIDERATION.n. s. (sideration, Frisidera

strained upon a hoop, by which flower tio, Lat.] A sudden mortification, or,

is separated from bran, or fine powder

from coarse ; a boulter; a searce. as the common people call it, a blast;

Thy coursel or a sudden deprivation of sense, as in Falls now into my ears as profitless an apoplexy.

As water in a sieve.

Sbakspeare. The contagious vapour of the very eggs pro- In a sieve I 'll thither sail, duces a mortification or sideration in the parts of And, like a rat without a tail, plants on which they are laid. Ruy. I'll do-I'll do I'll do.

Sbakspeare: Sı'DESADDLE. 1. s. (side and saddle.] A . An innocent found a sieve, and presently fell

L'Estrange. woman's seat on horseback.

to stopping the holes.

If life sunk through you like a leaky sieve, Si'D ESMAN. n. s. (side and man.] An as

Accuse yourself you liv'd not while you might. sistant to the church-warden.

Dryden, A gift of such goods, made by them with the To SIFT. v. a. [riftan, Sax. siften, Dut.] consent of the sidesman or vestry, is void. Azliffe. 1. To separate by a sieve. SI'DEWAYS. | adu. [from side and way, In the sifting of such favour, all that came out SI'Dewise, ) or wise.] Laterally ; on could not be expected to be pure meal, but must

have a mixture of pudar and bran.

Wotlon, The fair blossom hangs the head

2. To separaie; to part. Sideway's, as on a dying bed;

When yellow sands are sifted from below, And those pearls of dew she wears

The glitt'ring billows give a golden show. Dryd, Prove to be presaging tears.

Milton.

3.

To examine ; to try. If the image of the sun should be drawn ont

We have sifted your objections against those into an oblong form, either by a dilatation of

pre-eminences royal.

Hooker. every ray, or by any other casual inequality of All which the wit of Calvin could from thence the refractions, the same oblong image would, draw, by sijiing the very utmost sentence and by a second refraction made sideways, be drawn syllable, is no more than that certain speeches out as much in breadth by the like dilatation of

seem to intimate, that all christian churches the rays, or other casual inequality of the re- ought to have their elderships. Hooker. fraction sideways.

Newton. I fear me, if thy thoughes were sifted, S EGE. N. s. (siege, French.]

The king thy sovereign is not quite excmpt 1. The act of besetting a fortified place;

From envious malice of thy suelling heart. Sbak.

As near as I could sift him on that argument. a laguer.

Sbakspeare.

one side.

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