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Opportunity I here have had
Undaunted Horspur To try thee, sift thee, and confess bave found Brings on his army, eager unto tight, thee
And plac'd the same before the king in sight. Proof against all temptation, as a rock
Dinit. Of adamant.
Æneas cast his wond'ring eyes around, One would think that every member, who
And all the Tyrrhene army had in sight, embraces with vehemence the principles of Stretch'd on the spacious plain from leit to right. either of these parties, had thoroughly sifted
Dryden. and examined them, and was secretly convinced
I met Brutidius in a mortal fright; of their preference to those he rejects. Gildison. He's dipe for certain, and plays least in sight. Si'FTER. n. s. [from sift.] He who sifts.
Dryden. SIG was used by the Saxons for victory; 3. Act of seeing or beholding; view.
Nine things to sight required are ; Sigbert, famous for victory; Sigward, victorious preserver ; Sigard, conquer
The pow'r to see, the light, the visible rhing,
Being not too small, too thin, too ngh, too far, ing temper: and almost in the same Clear space, and time, the form distinct to bring. sense are Nicocles, Nicomyachus, Ni
Davies. cander, Victor, Victorinus, Vincentius, Mine eye pursu'd him still, but under shade &c.
What form of death could him affright, TO SIGH. v. n. [rican, ricettan, Saxon ;
Who unconcern'd, with stedfast sight, suchten, Dutch.) To emit the breath Could view the surges mounting steep, audibly, as in grief.
And monsters rolling in the deep? Dryden. I lov'd the maid I married; never man
Having little knowledge of the circumstances Sigb'd truer breath.
of those St. Paul writ to, it is not strange that i 'll not be made a soft and dull-ey'd fool, many things lie concealed to us, which they who To shake the head, relent, and sigb, and yield were concerned in the letter understood at first To christian intercessors. Shakspeare. sight.
Locke. He sighed deeply in his spirit, and saich, Why 4. Notice; knowledge. doth this generation seek after a sign? Mark. It was writ as a private letter to a person of
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing piety, upon an assurance that it should never of the needy, will I arise.
come to any one's sight but her own. Wake. Happier he,
3. Eye; instrument of seeing. Who seeks not pleasure through necessity,
From the depth of hell they lift their sight, Than such as once on slipp'ry thrones were And at a distance see superior light. Dryden.
plac'd, And, chasing, sigh to think themselves are
6. Aperture pervious to the eye, or other chas'd.
point fixed to guide the eye: as, the The nymph too longs to be alone;
sights of a quadrant. Leaves all the swains, and sighs for one. Prior. Their armed staves in charge, their beavers To SIGH. v. a. To lament; to mourn.
down, Not in use.
Their eyes of fire sparkling through sights of steel.
Sbakspeare. Ages to come, and men unborn, Shall bless her name, and sigh her fate. Prior. 7. Spectacle; show; thing to be seen. SIGH. n. s. (from the verb.) A violent and
Thus are my eyes still captive to one sight;
Thus all my thoughts are slaves to one thought audible emission of the breath which has
Sidagy. been long retained, as in sadness.
Them seem'd they never saw a sight so fair Full often has my heart swoln with keeping Of fowls so lovely, that they sure did deem my sighs imprisoned; full often have the tears i
Them heavenly born.
Spenser. drove back from mine eyes turned back to drown my heart.
Sidney. But is a-weary of thy comnion sight, Love is a smoke rais'd with the fume of sigos; Save mine, which hath desir'd to see thee more. Being purg'd, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes.
Sbakspeare. Moses said, I will turn aside and see this great What a sigh is there! The heart is sorely
sight, why the bush is not burnt. Exodus. charg'a.
Shadspeare. I took' a felucca at Naples to carry me to Laughing, if loud, ends in a deep sigh; and all Rome, that I might not run over the same sights pleasures have a sting in the tail, though they a second time.
Addison carry beauty on the face.
Taylor. Not proud Olympus yields a nobler sigbt, In Venus'temple, on the sides were seen Though gods assembled grace histow'ring height, Issuing sighs, that smok'd along the wall. Dryd. Than what more humble mountains ofer here, SIGHT. n. s. lgeside, Saxon ; sicht, Where, in their blessings, all those gods appear. gesicht, Dutch]
Before you pass th' imaginary sights 1. Perception by the eye; the sense of
Of lords, and earls, and dukes, and garter'd seeing
knights, If bees go farth right to a place, they must
While the spread fan o'ershades your closing needs have sight.
Balcon. O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!
Then give one flirt, and all the vision flies. Pope. Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, decrepit age! Milton. SI'GHTED. adj. [from sight.] Seeing in
Things invisible to mortal sigbt. Milton. a particular manner. It is used only 'Tis still the same, although their airy shape
in composition, as quicksighted, shortAll but a quick poerick siglt escape. Denbam,
sighted. My eyes are somewhat dinish grown;
As they might, to avoid the weather, pull the For nature, always in the right,
joints of the coach up close, so they might put To your decays adapts my si ht. Swift.
each end down, and remain as discovered and 2. Open view; a situation in which no.
open sigbied as on horseback.
Sidney. thing obstructs the eye.
The king was very quick sighted in discerning
Not an eye
difficulties, and raising objections, and very slow There stay until the twelve clestial signs in mastering them.
Glarendon. Have brought about ineir annual reckoning, SIGHTFUI NESS. n. s. [from sight and
Shakspeare. fill.] Perspicuity; clearness of sight.
• Now did the sign reign, and the constellation Not in use.
was come, under which Perkin should appear.
Bacon. But still, although we fail of perfect rightful
After ev'ry foe subdu'd, the sun ness,
Thrice through the signs his annual race shall Seek we to tame these childish superfuities;
Dryden. Let us not wink, though void of purest sightful 6. Note or token given without words.
Luke. SIGHTLESS. adj. [from sight.]
7. Mark of distinction; cognizance. 1. Wanting sight; blind.
The ensign of Miessiah blaz'd, The latent tracts, the giddy heights, explore of all who blindly creep or sigltless soar. Pope. 8. Typical representation ; syinbol.
Aloft by angels borne, his sign in heaven. Milt. 2. Not sightly ; offensive to the eye ; un
The holy symbols or signs are 'not barely sige pleasing to look at.
nificative; but what they represent is as cerFull of unpleasing blots and sightless stains, tainly delivered to us as the symbols themselves. Patch'd with foul moles, and eye-offending
A subscription of one's name : as, a $ightly. adj. [from sight.) Pleasing to
sign manual. the eye ; striking to the view.
TO SIGN. v. a. [signo, Latin.] It lies as sightly on the back of him,
1. To mark. As great Alcides shers upon an ass. Sharkspeare. You sign your place and calling in full seeming
Their having two eyes and two ears so placed, With meekness and humility, but your heart is more sightly and useful.
More. Is cramm'd with arrogancy: Sbakspeare. · A great many brave sightly horses were brought out, and only one plain nag that made
2. (signer, Fr.) To ratify by hand or scal. sport
Be pleas’d to sign these papers: they are all Of great concern.
Dryden. We have thirty members, the most simboly of all her majesty's subjects; we elected a president
3. To betoken ; to signify ; to represent by his height.
typically. SI'Gil, n. s. [sigillum, Lat.] Seal; signa
The sacraments and symbois are just such as
they seem ; but hecause they are made to be ture. Sorceries to raise th' infernal pow'rs,
signs of a secret mystery, they receive the names of what themselves do sign.
Taylor. And sigils fram'd in planetary hours. Dryden. SIGNAL. n. s. [signci, Ir. sennale, Span.) SIGN. n. s. [signe, Fr. signum, Lat.)
Notice given by a sign; a sign that gives 1. A token of any thing ; that by which
notice. any thing is shown.
The weary sun hath made a golden set,
And, by the bright track of his fiery car,
Gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow. Shaks. Signs for communication may be contrived
Scarce the dawning day began to spring, froni any variety of objects of one kind appertaining to either sense.
As, at a signal giv'n, the streets with clamours ring.
Dryden. To express the passions which are seated in the heart by outward signs, is one great precept
SI'GNAL. adj. (signal, Fr.] Eminent; meof the painters, and very dificult to perform.
morable; remarkable. Dryden.
He was esteemed more by the parliament, for When any one uses any term, he may have the signal acts of cruelty conmitted upon the in his mind a determined idea which he makes
Clarendon. it the sign of, and to which he should keep it
The Thaines frozen twice in one year, so as stcadily annexed.
Locke. mcn to walk on it, is a very signal acadent. 2. A wonder; a miracle; a prodigy.
Swift. If they will not hearken to the voice of the
SIGNA’LITY. n. s. [from signal.] Quality first sign, they will not believe the latter sign. of something remarkable or memorable.
Exodus. Of the ways whereby they enquired and deCompell’d by signs and judgments dire. Milt. termined its signality, the first was natural, 3. A picture, or token, bung at a door, to arising from physical causes.
Brogun. give notice what is sold within.
It seenis a szovality in providence, in erecting I found my miss, struch hands, and pray'd him
your society in such a juncture of dangerous hu
Glanville. tell, To hold acquaintance still, where he did duelli
To SIGNALIZE. v. a. [signaler, Fr.] To He barely nam'd the street, promis'd the wine, make eminent; to make remarkable. But his kind wife gave me
he very sign. Done. Many, who have endeavoured to signalize Underneath an alehouse' paitry sigu. Sbaksp. themselves by works of this nature, plainly disTrue sorrow's like to winc,
cover that they are not acquainted with arts and That which is good does never need a sign. Suckl. sciences.
Addison, Wit and fancy are not employed in any one
Some one eminent spirit, having signalized his article so much as that of contriving signs to
valour and fortune in defence of his country, or hang over houses.
Swijt. by popular arts at home, becomes to have great 4. A monument ; a memorial.
influence on the people.
Szvijt. An outiard and visible sign of an inward and SIGNALLY. adv. [from signal.] Emispiritual grace.
Common Prayer. nently ; remarkably ; memorably. The fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, Persons signally and eminently obliged, yet and they became a sign.
Vumbers. missing of the utmost of their greedy designs in 5. A constellation in the zodiack.
swallowing both gifts and giver too, instead of
thanks for received kindnesses, have betook The clearness of conception and expression,
themselves to barbarous threatenings. Soutb. the boldness maintained to majesty, the signifie $IGNATION. *. se [from signo, Latin.] cancy and sound of words, not strained into bomSign given ; act of betokening:
bast, must escape our transient view upon the theatre.
Dryder. A horseshoe Baptista Porta hath thought too low a signation, he raised unto a lunary repre
As far as this duty will admit of privacy, our sentation.
Saviour hath enjoined it in terms of particular significancy and force.
Atterbury. SIGNATURE. n. s. [signature, Fr. sizna- have been admiring the wonderful significancy tura, from signo, Latin.]
of that word persecution, and what various 111. A sign or mark impressed upon any terpretations it hath acquired. Swift. thing; a stamp; a mark.
3. Importance; moment; consequence. The brain being well furnished with various How fatal would such a distinction have proved traces, signatures, and images, will have a rich in former reigns, when many a circumstance of treasure always ready to be offered to the soul. less si nifianty has been construed into an overt Watts. act of high treason.
Addison. Thae natural and ind lible signature of God, SIGNI'FICANT. adj. [significant, Fr. which human souls, in their first origin, are supposed to be stampt with, we have a need of in significans, Latin.] disputes against atheism.
Bentley. 1. Expressive of something beyond the exVulgar parents cannot stamp their race
ternal mark. With signatures of such majestick grace. Pope. Since you are tongue-tied, and so loth to speak, 2. A mark upon any matter, particularly In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts. upon plants, by which their nature or
Shakspeare. medicmal use is pointed out.
2. Betokening; standing as a sign of someAll bodies work by the communication of thing. their nature, or by the impression and signatures It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were of their motions: the diffusion of species visible significant, but not efficient. Raleigh. seemeth to participate more of the former, and the species audible of the latter. Bacon.
3. Expressive or representative in an emiSome plants bear a very evident signature of
nent degree ; forcible to impress the intheir nature and use.
tended meaning: Seek out for plants and signatures,
Whereas it may be objected, that to add to To quack of unisersal cures. Hudibras. religious duties such rites and ceremonies as are Herbs are described by marks and signatures,
significant, is to institute new.sacraments. Hooker. so far as to distinguish them from one another.
Common life is full of this kind of significant
Baker. expressions, by knocking, beckoning, frowning, 3. Proof drawn from marks.
and pointing; and dumb persons are sagacious in the use of them.
Holder. The most despicable pieces of decayed nature are curiously wrought with eminent signatures
The Romans joined both devices, to make the of divine wisdom.
emblem the more significant; as, indeed, they Some rely on certain marks and signatures of
could not too much excol the learning and nuilitheir election, and others on their belonging to
tary virtues of this emperor.
Addison. some particular church or sect. Rogers. 4. linportant; momentous. A low word. 4. (Among printers.) Some letter or figure SIGNIFICANTLY.adv. [from significant.] to distinguish difierent sheets.
With force of expression. SIGNATURIST, n. s. [from signature. ] Christianity is known in scripture by no name One who holds the doctrine of signa
so significantly as by the simplicity of the gospel.
South. tures. Little used.
Signaturists seidon omit what the ancients SIGNIFICA’TION. 1. s. [signification, Fr. delivered, drawing unto inference received dis- significatio, Lat. from signify.] tinctions.
1. The act of making known by signs. SI'GNE R. x. s. [from sign.] One that signs.
A lye is properly a species of injustice, and a SIGNET, 1. s. (signette, Fr.] A scal com- violation of the right of that person to whom the
monly used for the seal manual of a false speech is directed; for all speaking, or sig. king.
nification of one's mind, implies an act or adI've been bold dress of one man to another.
South. To them to use your signet and your name. Shak. 2. Meaning expressed by a sign or word.
Here is the hand and seal of the duke : you An adjective requireth another word to be know the character, I doubt not, and the signet. joined with him, to shew his signification. Sbakspeare.
Accidence. Give thy signet, bracelets, and staff. Genesis. Brute animals make divers motions to have He delivered liim his private signet. Knolles. several significations, to call, warn, cherish, and Pocol of my life my royal signet made. Dryd,
Holder. The impression of a signet ring. Aylije. SIGNIFICATIVE. adj. [significatif, Fr. n. s. [from signify.]
I. Betokening by an external sign. 1. Power of signifying; meaning.
The holy symbols or signs are not barely sigSpeaking is a sensible expression of the notions
nificative, but what by divine institution they reof the mind by discriminations of utterance of present and testify unto our souls is truly and voice, used as signs, having by consent several certainly delivered unto us. Brerewood. determinare sigai ficancies.
2. Forcible ; strongly expressive. lí de declares he intends it for the honour of
Neither in the degrees of kindred they were another, he takes away by his words the signifi- destitute of significative words; for whom we cance of his action.
call grandfather, they called ealdfader; whom 2. Force; energy, power of impressing we call greatgrandfacher, they called thirdatader. the mind.
SIGNIFICATORY. n. s. [from signify.] SIGNPOST. . s. [sign and post.] That That which signifies or betokens.
upon which a sign hangs. Here is a double significatory of the spirit, a He should share with them in the preserving word and a sign.
Ben Jonson. TO SIGNIFY. v. a. [signifier, Fr. significo,
This noble invention of our author's bach Lat.]
been copied by so many signpost dawbers, that 1. To declare by some token or sign; some
now 't is grown fulsome, rather by their want of skill than by the commonness.
Dryden. times simply to declare. Stephano, signify
Si'.ER, adj. and adr'. See SICKER. The Within the house your mistress is at hand.
old word for sure, or surely. Spenser.
Shakspeare. Si'KERNESS.n. s. [from siker.] Sureness; The maid from that ill omen turn'd her eyes,
safety. Nor knew what signified the boding sign,
SILENCE, n. s. (silence, Fr. silentium, But found the pow'rs displeas'd. Dryden. Those parts of nature, into which the chaos
Latin.] was divided, they sigripiei! by dark ard olscure 1. The state of holding peace ; forbearnamcs; as the night, Tartarus, and Oceanus. ance of speech.
Burnet. Unto me men gave ear, and waited and kept 2. To mean ; to express.
silence at my counsel.
job. Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp That struts and frets his hour
authority over the man, but to be in silence. And then is heard no more! It is a tale
Timothy. Told by an ideot, full of sound and fury,
First to himself he inward silence broke. Milt. Signifying nothing !
Speech subenissively withdraws By scripture, antiquity, and all ecclesiastical From rights of subjects, and the poor man's writers, it is constantly appropriated to Saturday,
cause; the day of the Jews sabbath, and but of late Then
pomous silence reigns, and stills the r:visy years used to sigrify the Lord's day. Nelson,
Popes 3. To import; to weigh. This is seldom Here all their rage and ev’n their murmurs used but interrogatively, what signifies?
And sacred silence reigns, and universal peace. or with much, little, or nothing.
Pope. Though he that sins frequently, and repents
2. Habitual taciturnity; not loquacity. frequently, gives reason to believe his repentances before God signify nothing, yet that is no
I think the best grace of wit will shortly turn thing to us.
into silence, and discourse grow commendable in none but parrots.
Sbakspears. Wbat signifies the splendour of courts, considering ine slavish attendances that go along 3. Secrecy. with it?
L'Estrange. 4. Stillness ; not noise. He hath one way more, which, although it Hail happy groves! calm and secure retreat signify little to men of sober reason, yet unhap- Of sacred silence, rest's eternal seat! Roscommonia riy hits the suspicious humour of men, that go. 5. Not mention ; oblivion ; obscurity. vernors have a design to impose. Tillotson, Nameless in dark oblivion let them dwell;
Ii the first of these fail, the power of Adam, For strength from truth divided, and from just, Fere it never so great, will signify nothing to the Illaudable, noughe merits but dispraise present societies in the world.
Locke. And ignominy; yet to glory aspires, What signifies the people's consent in making Vain-glorious, and through infamy seeks fame; and repealing laws, if the person who administers Therefore eternal silence be their doom. Mili. hath no tie?
Thus fame shall be achiev'd, 4. To make known; to declare.
And what most merits fame in silence hid. Milt. I'll to the king, and signify to him
SILENCE, interj. An authoritative reThat thus I have resign'd to you my charge. straint of speech.
Shakspeare. Sir, have pity; I'll be his surety.-
Silence! one word more
Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. The government should signify to the pro
Sbakspeare. testants of Ireland, that want of silver is not to
TO SILENCE. v. a. (from the noun.] be reniedied.
Swift. TO SI'GNIFY. v. 1. To express meaning
1. To oblige to hold peace; to forbid to with force. If the words be but comely and signifying, and
We must suggest the people, that to 's pow'r
He would have made them inules, silenc'd their the sense gentie, there is juice; but where that wanteth, the language is thin.
pleaders, and Dispropertied their freedoms.
Shakspeare. SI'GNIORY. N. s. (seignoria, Italian.]
The ambassador is silenc'd. Shakspeare. 1. Lordship; dominion.
Silence that dreadful bell, it frights the isle
Sbukspeare. Through all the signiories it was the first,
This passed as an oracle, and silenced those And Prospero the prime duke.
Bacon. The earls, their titles, and their signiories, Thus could not the mouths of worthy martyrs They must restore again.
be silenced, who being opposed unto wolves, gave My brave progenitors, by valour, zeal,
loud expressions of their faith, and were heard Gain'd those high honours, princely signiories, as high as heaven.
Brown. And proud prerogatives.
West. This would silence all further opposition. 2. It is used by Shakspeare for seniority.
Clarendon If ancient sorrow be most reverent,
Since in dark sorrow I my days did spend Gire mine the benefit of signiory,
I could not silence my complaints. Derban. And let my griefs frown ou the upper hand. Had they duly considered the extent of iro
Richard III. finite knowledge and power, these would have
silenced their scruples, and they had adored the seed-vessel, husk, cod, or shell, of such amazing mystery.
plants as are of the pulse kind. Dict. that I shall not only speak with difficulty, but SI'LIQUOSE.adi. [from siliqua, Latin.] wholly be disabled to open my mouth, to any
SILIQUOUS. S Having a pod or caparticulate utterance; yet I hope he will give
sula. me grace, even in my thoughts, to praise him. All the tetrapetalous siliquose plants are alkaWake. lescent.
Arbutonon, 2. To still.
SILK. n. so
[reolc, Sax.] These dying lovers, and their floating sons, 1. The thread of the worm that turns Suspend the fight, and silence all our guns. afterward to a butterfly.
The worms were hallow'd that did breed the The thund'rer spoke, nor durst the queen
And it was dy'd in mummy, which the skilful A reverend horror silenc'd all the sky. Pope. Conserv'd of maidens hearts.
Slakspeare. SILENT. adja (silens, Lat.]
2. The stuff made of the worms hired. 1. Not speaking ; mute.
Let not the creaking of shoes, or rustling of O my God, I cry in the day time, and in the
silks, betray thy poor heart to woman. Shkp. night season I am not silent.
Psalms. He caused the shore to be covered with Persian Silent, and in face silk for him to tread upon.
Kroll.se Confounded, long they sat as stricken mute. Without the worm, in Persian silks we shine. Milton.
Waller. 2. Not talkative; not foquacions. SI'LKEN. adj. [from silk.]
Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and 1. Made of silk. most silent of men; he knew that a word spoken
Men counsel and give comfort to that grief never wrought so much good as a word con
Which they themselves not feel; betalin: it, cealed.
Their counsel turns to passion, which betuie 3. Still; having no noise.
Would give preceptial mudrine to race, Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night, Fetter strong madness in a silken thre.id, The tiine of night when Troy was set on fire, Charm ach with air, and agoay with words. The time when screech-owls cry, and ban-dogs
Sózás, elrs howl.
Now will we revel it
With silken coars, and caps, and golden rinds. The cool, the silent, save where silence yields
Sbuksbeare. 'To the night-warbling bird.
She weeps, and words address'u sien tears 4. Wanting efficacy. I think a hebraism.
dissolv'd, Second and instrumental causes, together with Wetting the borders of her vilken veil. Alilt, nature itself, without that operative faculty 2. Sofr ; tendir. which God gave them, would become silent, Full many a lady fair, in court full oft virtueless, and dead.
Raleigh. Beholding them, him secretly envide, The sun to me is dark,
And wish'd that two such tuns, so silken soft, And silent as the moon,
And golden fair, her love would her provide. When she deserts the night,
Snser. Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. , Milton.
All the youth of England are on fire, s. Not mentioning.
And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies. Sbał. This new created world, whereof in hell
For then the hills with pleasing shades are Fame is not silent.
crown'd, SILENTLY. adv. [from silent.]
And sleeps are sweeter on the silker ground. 1. Without speech.
Dryden, When with one three nations join to fight,
Dress up virtue in all the beauties of oratory, They silen!ly confess that one more brave. Dojd.
and you will find the wild passions of men too For ine they beg; each silently
violent to be restrained by such mild and silten Demands thy grace, and seems to watch thy eye.
Waits, Dryden. 3. Dressed in silk. 2. Without noise.
Shall a beardless boy, You to a certain victory are led ;
A cocker'd, siiken wanton, brave our fields, Your men all arm'd stand silently within. Dryd.
And fesh his spirit in a warlike soil,
Mocking the air with colours idly spread, 3. Without mention.
And find no check ? The difficulties remain still, till he can show
Shakspeare. who is meant by right heir, in all those cascs SILKME'RCER. N. s. [silk and mercer.) A where the present possessor hath no son: this dealer in silk. he silently passes over.
. SILKWEA'VER. n. s. [silk and weaver.] Sili'ci005. adj. (from cilicium: it should One whose trade is to weave silken
be therefore written cilicious.] Made of manufactures. hair.
True English hate your monsieurs paltry arts; The silicious and hairy vests of the strictest For you are all silk-weavers in your hearts. orders of triars, derive their institution from St.
Drydeni. John and Elias.
Brown. The Chinese are ingenious silk-weavers. SILICULOSE. adj. (silicula, Lat.] Husky, full of hucks.
Dict. SI'LKWORM. n. s. [silk and worm.] The SILI'GINOS E, adj.[siliginosus, Lat.] Made worm that spins silk. of fine wheat.
Grasshoppers eat up the green of whole counSI'LIQUA. n. s. (Latin.]
tries, and silk-worms devour leaves swiftly.
Bacon I. (With gold finers.] A carat of which Broad were the banners, and of snowy hue, six make a scruple.
A purer web the silk-worm never drew. Dryd. 2. [With botanists : silique, Fr.] The SI'LKY. adj. (from silk.]