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with me,

Let their heads be sleekly comb’d, and their Sleep, that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care; blue coats brush'd.

Sbakspeare.

The birth of each day's life, sore labour's bath, SLEE'KS TO E, n. s. [sleek and stone.] А

Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,

Chief nourisher in life's feast. smoothing stone.

Shakspeare.

That strepe might sweetly seale. The purest pasteboard with a sleekstone rub smooth, and as even as you can.

Packaz.

His restfull eyes, he enter'd, and in his bed
In silence took.

Chapman. TO SLEEP. v.n.[slepan, Gothick; sleepan, Cold calleth the spirits to succour, and thereSaxon ; slaepen, Dutch.]

fore they cannot so well close and go together in 1. To take rest, by suspension of the

the head, which is ever requisite to sleep. And mental and corporal powers.

for the same cause, pain and noise hinder sleepi and darkness furthereth sleep.

Bacon. I've watch'd and travell'd hard :

Beasts that sleep in winter, as wild bears, during Some time I shall sleep out; the rest I 'll whistle. their sleep wax very fat, though they eat nothing. Shakspeare.

Bacon, Where's Pede?-go you, and where you find His fasten'd hands the rudder keep, a maid,

And, tix'd on heav'ıı, his eyes repel invading That, ere she sleep, hath thrice her prayers said,

sleep.

Dryden. Roin up the organs of her fantasy;

Hermes o'er his head in air appear'd, Sleep stie as sound as careless infancy ;

His hat adorn'd with wings disclos'd the god, But those that sleep, and think not on their sins, And in his hand the sleep compelling rod. Dryd. Pinch them, arıns, legs, backs, shoulders, sides, Infants spend the greatest part of their time in and shins.

Sbatspeare:

sleep, and are seldom awake but when hunger If the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with

calls for the teat, or some pain forces the mind his pledge. Deuteronoiny. to perceive it.

Locke, Peace, good reader! do not weep;

SLEE'PER. n. s. [from sleep.]
Peace! the lovers are asleep:
They, sweet turtles ! folded lie

1. One who sleeps; one who is not awake. In the last knot that love could tie.

Sound, musick; come, my queen, take hand Let them sleep, let them sleep on, Till this stormy night be gone,

And rock, the ground whereon these sleeper: be. And th' eternal morrow dawn,

Sbikspeare. Then the curtains will be drawn,

What's the business,

That such an hideous trumpet calls to parley And they waken with that light Whose day shall never sleep in night. Crashaw.

The steepers of the house? Sbakspeare. Those who at any time sleep without dream

In some countries, a plant which shutteth in

the nighe, openeth in the morning, and openeth ing, can never be convinced that their thoughts

vide at noon, the inhabitants say is a plant that are for four hours busy without their knowing it.

Locke.

sleepeth. There be skepers enow then; for almost all flowers do the like.

Bacon. 2. To rest ; to be motionless.

Niglit is indeed the province of his reign ; Steel, if thou turn thine edge, or cut not out

Yet all his dark exploits no more contain the burley-boned clown in chines of beef ere

Than a spy taken, and a sleeper slain. Dryden. thou skeep in thy sheath, I beseech Jove on my knees thou mayst be turned into hobnails. Shak.

2. A lazy inactive drone.

He must be no great eater, drinker, nor How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this

sleeper, that will discipline his senses, and exert bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of musick

his mind; every worthy undertaking requires both.

Grew, Creep in our ears.

Shakspeare. The giddy ship, betwixt the winds and rides,

3. That which lies dormant, or without Forc'd back and forwards, in a circle rides,

effect. Stunn'd with the different blows; then shoots Let penal laws, if they have been sleepers of amain,

long, or if grown untit for the present time, be Till counterbuff'd she stops, and sleeps again. by wise judges confined in the execution. Bacon. Dryden. 4. [exoc&tus.] A fish.

Ainsw. 3. To live thoughtlessly.

SLEE'PILY. adv. (from sleep.] We sleep over our happiness, and want to be

1. Drowsily ; with desire to sleep. roused into a quick thankful sense of it. Atterb.

2. Dully ; lazily. 4. To be dead ; death being a state from I rather choose to endure the wounds of those which man will some time awake.

darts, which envy castech at novelty, than to go If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, on safely and sleepily in the easy way of ancient even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God mistakings.

Raleigó, bring with him.

1 Thessalonians.

3. Stupidly. A person is said to be dead to us, because we

He would make us believe that Luther in cannot raise from the grave; though he only these actions pretended to authority, forgetting sleeps unto God, who can raise from the chama

what he had sleepily owned before. Atterbury. ber of death.

Aylife. SLEE'PINESS. n. s. [from sleepy.] Drows. To be inattentive; not vigilant.

siness ; disposition to sleep; inability to Heav'n will one day open The king's eyes, that so long have slept upon

keep awake. This bold, bad man.

Sbakspeare.

Watchfulness precedes too great sleepiness, and

is the most ilbuding symptom of a fever. Arbuth, 6. To be unnoticed, or unattended. SLEE'PLESS. adj. [from sleep.] Wanting You ever

sleep; always awake. Have wish'd the sleeping of this business, never

The field Desir'd it to be stirr'd.

Slakspeare.

To labour calls us, now with sweat impos'd, SLEEP. n. s. (from the verb.] Repose ; Though after sleepless night.

Miltona rest; suspension of the mental and cor While pensive poets painful vigils keep, poral powers ; slumber.

Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep. Methought I heard a voice cry, sleep no more!

Pope . Macbeth doth murder sleepi the innocent steepi

SLEE'PY, adj. [from sleep.]

of the esquire.

cotton.

1. Drowsy; disposed to sleep.

3. Sleave, Dutch, signifies a cover ; any 2. Not avake.

thing spread over : which seems to be Why did you bring these daggers from the the sense of sleeve in the proverbial place?

phrase. They must lie there. Go, carry them, and smear

A brace of sharpers laugh at the whole

roguery The sleepy grooms with blood. Sbakspeare. in their sleeves.

L'Estrange She wak'd her sleepy crew,

Men know themselves utterly void of those And, rising hasty, took a short adicu. Dryden.

qualities which the impudent sycophant ascribes 3. Soporiferous; somniferous; causing

to them, and in his sleeve laughs at them for besleep.

lieving.

South. We will give you sleepy drinks, that your John laughed heartily in his sleeve at the pride senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may,

Arbutbnot. though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us. 4. To hang on a sleeve; to make depend.

Sbakspears.

ent. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench

It is not for a man which doth know, or should Of that forgetful lake benumb not still. Milton.

know, what orders, and what peaceable governI sleeped about eight hours, and no wonder;

ment requireth, to ask why we should hang our for the physicians had mingled a sleepy potion

judgment upon the church's sleeve, and why in in the wine.

Gulliver.

matters of orders more than in matters of doc. SLEET. ». s. [perhaps from the Danish, trine.

Hooker. slet.] A kind of smooth small hail or 5. [lolligo, Latin.) A fish. Ainsw. snow, not falling in ffakes, but single SLEE'VED. adj. [from sleeve.] Having particles.

sleeves. Now van to van the foremost squadrons meet, SLEEVELESS. adj. [from sleeve.] The midmost battles hast'ning up behind,

1. Wanting sleeves; having no sleeves. Who view, far off, the storm of falling sleet, His cloaths were strange tho' coarse, and And hear their thunder rattling in the wind.

black tho' bare ;

Dryden. Sleeveless his jerkin was, and it had been
Perpetual s'eet and driving snow

Velvet; but 't was now, so much ground was Obscure the skies, and hang on herds below.'

seen, Huge oxen stand inclos’d in wintry walls

Become tufftaffaty:

Danne. Of snow congeald.

Dryden.

They put on sleeveless coats of home-spun Rains would have been poured down, as the

Sandys. vapours became cooler; next sleet, then snove

Behold yon isle by palmers, pilgrims, trod, and ice.

Cbeyne. Grave muminers! sleeveless some, and shirtless TO SLEET. V. n. [from the noun.] To

others.

Popes snow in small particles, intermixed with 2. Wanting reasonableness; wanting prorain.

priety; wanting solidity. [This sense, SLEE'ry. adj. [from the noun.] Bring of which the word has been long posing sleet.

sessed, I know not well how it obtained. SLEEVE. n. s. [slıf, Saxon.]

Skinner thinks it properly liveless or life1. The part of the garment that covers less: to this I cannot heartily agree, the arms.

though I know not what better to sugo Once my well-waiting eyes espied my treasure, gest. Can it come from sleeve, a knot or With sleeves turn'd up, loose hair, and breast

skein, and so signity unconnected, banging enlarged,

ill together? or from sireve, a cover, and Her father's corn, moving her fair limbs, mea

Sidney.

therefore means plainty absurd, foolish The deep smock sleeve, which the Irish women without palliation?] vse, they say, was old Spanish; and yet that This sleeveless tale of transubstantiation was should seem rather to be an old English fashion: brought into the world by that other fable of the

Hall. for in armory, the fashion of the manche, which multipresence. is given in arms, being nothing else but a sleeve, My landiady quarrelled with him for sending is fashioned muchliketo that sleeve. And knights, every one of her children on a sleeveless errand, in ancient times, used to wear their mistress's or as she calls it.

Spectator. love's sleeve upon their arms; sir Launcelot wore SLEIGHT. 1. s. [slag'd, cunning, Island. the sleeve of the fair maid of Asteloth in a tour ick.] Artful trick; cunning artifice; ney.

Spenser.
Your hose should be ungartered, your sleeve

dexterous practice : as, sleight of hand, unbuttoned, your shoe untied, demonstrating a

the tricks of a juggler. This is often careless desolation.

Sbakspeare.

written, but less properly, slight. You would think a smock a she-angel, he so

He that exhorted to beware of an enemy's pochants to the sleeve band, and the work about licy, doth not give counsel to be impolite; but the square on 't.

Sbakspeare.

rather to be all prudent foresight, lest our simHe was cloathed in cloth, with wide sleeves plicity be over-reached by cunning sleigbts, Bacon, .

Hesker. In velvet white as snow the troop was gown'd,

Fair Una to the red cross knight Their hoods and sleeves the same. Dryden.

Betrothed is with joy; 2. S. EEVE, in some provinces, signifies a

Though false Duessa, it to bar, knot or skein of silk, which is by some

Her false sleigbts do employ. Fairy Queen.

Upon the corner of the moon very probably supposed to be its mean

There hangs a vap'rous drop profound; ing in the following passage.. [See I'll catch it ere it come to ground; SLEAVE.)

And that distill’d by magick sleights,
The innocent sleep;

Shall raise such artificial sprights,
Sleep that knits up the ravellid sleeve of care. As, by the strength of their illusion,

Sbakspears.

Shall draw him on to his confusion. Sbaksp.

sure.

and a cape.

ness.

Out stept the ample size

be deemed just, neither is it a sum to be slezi* Of maghty Ajax, huge in strength; to him, derly regarded.

Harvard. Laertes' son,

If I have done well, it is that which I desired; That crafty one as bruge in sleigbt. Chapman. but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which i She could not so convey

could attain to.

2 Maccabees, The massy substance of that idol great; SLE'NDERNESS. n. s. [from slender. }

What sleigbt had she the wardens to betray? What strength to heave the goddess from her

1. Thinness; smallness of circumference.

Smali whistles give a sound because of their seat ?

Fairfax.

extreme slenderness, the air is more pent than In the wily snake Whatever sleights, none would suspicious mark,

in a wider pipe.

Bason.

Their colours arise from the thinness of the As from his wit and native subtilty Proceeding.

Milton.

transparent parts of the feathers; that is, from Doubtless the pleasure is as great

the slenderness of the very fine hairs or capulaOf being cheated, as to cheat;

menta, which grow out of the sides of the grossAs lockers on feel most delight,

er lateral branches or fibres of those feathers.

Newton. That least perceive the juggler's sleigbt. Hudib. Good humour is but a sleight of hand, or a fa

2. Want of bulk or strength. culty making truths look like appearances, or ap

It is preceded by a spitting of blood, occasionpearances like truths.

L'Estrange.

ed by its acrimony, and too great a projectile When we hear death related, we are all wille

motion, with slenderness and weakness of the ing to favour the sleigbt, when the poet does not

vessels.

Arbutbnot. 100 grossly impose upon us.

Dryden. 3. Slightness; weakness; inconsiderableWhile innocent he scorns ignoble flight, His honest friends preserve him by a sleight. The slenderness of your reasons against the

Swift. book, together with the inconveniences that SLE'NDER. adj. [slinder, Dutch.]

must of necessity follow, have procured a great credit upto it.

Wbitgift. 1. Thin ; small in circumference compar

4. Want of plenty. ed with the length; not thick.

SLEPt. The preterit of sleep.
So thick the roses bushing round
About her glow'd; half stooping to support

Silence, coeval with eternity,

Thou wert ere nature first began to be, Each flow'r of slender stalk.

Milton.

T was one vast nothing all, and all slept fast in 2. Small in the waist; having a fine shape.

thee.

Pope. What slender youth, bedew'd with liquid odours, SLEW. The preterit of slay. Cours thee on roses in some pleasant cave. Milt. He slew Hamet, a great commander among

Beauteous Helen shines among the rest, the Numidians, and chased Benchades and Tall, slender, straight, with all the graces blest. Amida, two of their greatest princes, out of the

Dryder.
country.

Knolles. 3. Not bulky; slight; not strong. TO SLEY. v. n. (See SLEAVE.] To part

Love in these labyrinths his slaves detains, or twist into threads. And mighty hearts are held in slender chains.

Why art thou then exasperate, thou immatePope. rial skein of sley'd silk?

Sbakspeare. 4. Small; inconsiderable ; weak.

To SLICE. v. n. (slitan, Sax.] Yet they, who claim the general assent of the whole world unto that which they teach, and do

1. To cut into flat pieces.

Their cooks make no more ado, but, slicing it not fear to give very hard and heavy sentence

into little gobbets, prick it on a prong of iron, upon as many as refuse to embrace the same,

and hang it in a furnace.

Sandys. must have special regard, that their first founda

The residue were on foot, well furnished with uons and grounds be more than slender probabiLries.

Hooker.

jack and skull, pikes and slicing swords, broad,

thin, and of an excellent temper. Hayward. Where joy most revels, grief doth most la

2. To cut into parts.
ment;
Grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident.

Nature lost one by thee, and therefore must
Shakspeare.
Slice one in two to keep her number just.

Cleavelard. Positively to define that season, there is no serder difficulty;

Brown. 3. To cut off in a broad piece. It is a very slender comfort that relies upon

When hungry thou stoodst staring like an oaf, this nice distinction, between things being trou

I slic'd the luncheon from the barley loaf. Gay. cs.ne, and being evils; when all the evil of 4. To cut; to divide. actition lies in the trouble it creates to us.

Princes and tyrants slice the earth among Tillotson. them.

Burnet, 5. Sparing ; less than enough : as, a slen. Slice. n. s. [slite, Sax. from the verb.] der estate, and slender parts.

1. A broad piece cut off. At my lodging,

Hacking of trees in their bark, both downright The worst is this, that, at so slender warning, and across, so as you may make them rather in You're like to have a thin and slender pittance. slices than in continued hacks, doth great good to Sbukspeare. trees.

Bacoa. 6. Not amply supplied.

You need not wipe your knife to cut bread; The good Ostorius often deign'd

because in cutting a slice or two it will wipe itTu grace my slender table with his presence.

self.

Swi. Pbilips. He from out the chimney took In obstructions inflammatory, the aliment ought

A flitch of bacon off the hook, iu be cool, slender, thin, diluting. Arbutbrot. And freely, from the fattest side, SLI'NDERLY. adv. [from slender.]

Cut out large slices to be fry'd. Swift.

2. A broad piece. 1. Without bulk.

Then clap four slices of pilaster on 't; 2. Splitly; meanly.

That, lac'd with bits of rustick, makes a front. Hi the debt be not just, we know not what may

ope.

reason.

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3. A broad head fixed in a handle; a peel; slide over their eyes, and vanish like a rhapsody

Watts. a spatula.

of evening tales. The pelican hath a beak broad and fiat, much 6. To pass silently and gradually from like the slice of apothecaries, with which they

good to bad. spredd plaisters.

Halewill. Nor could they have slid into those brutish When burning with the iron in it, with the immoralities of life, had they duly manured slice clap the coais upon the outside close toge those first practical notions and dictates of right ther, to kcep the heat in. 110x0n.

South. SLICK. adj. slickt, Dutch. See SLEEK.] 9. To pass without difficulty or obstrucWhom silver-bow'd Apollo brod, in the Pier tion. jai: mead,

Such of them should be retained as slide easily Both slicke and daintie, yet were both in warre of themselves into English compounds, without of wond'rous dread. Chapman. violence to the ear.

Pope. . Glass attracts but weakly; some slick stones, Begin with sense, of ev'ry art the soul, and thick glasses, indifferently. Brown.

Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole; Slid. The preterit of slide.

Nature shall join you, time shall make it grow At first the silent verom slid with ease,

A work to wonder at.

Pope. And seiz'd her cooier senses by degrees. Dryd. 8. To move upon the ice by a single imFrom the tops of heav'n's steep hill she slid,

pulse, without change of feet. And straight the Grecks swift ships she reacht.

The gallants dancing by the river side,
Chapman.

They bathe in summer, and in winter slide.
SLI'D DEN. The participle passive of

Waller. slide.

9. To fall by errour. - Why is this people slidden back by a per The discovering and reprehension of these petual hacksliding?

Jeremiah, colours cannot be done but out of a very uniTO SLIDDER. V. n. [slidderen, Dutch.] versal knowledge of things, which so cleareth To slide with interruption.

man's judgment, as it is the less apt to slide into Go thou from me to fate,

any errour.

Bacok. Now die: with that he dragg'd the trembling 10. To be not firm. sire,

Ye fair! Slidd'ring through clotted blood. Dryden. Be greatly cautious of your sliding hearts. Thom.

The tempter saw the danger in a trice; 11. To pass with a free and gentle course For the man slidder'd upon fortune's ice. Harte.

or flow. TO SLIDE. v. n. pretcrit slid ; participle TO SLIDE. v. a. To put imperceptibly.

pass. slidden, [slidan, slidende, sliding, Little tricks of sophistry, by sliding in or leav

Saxon; slijden, Dutch ; ys.litie, Welsh.] ing out such words as entirely change the quesI. To pass along smoothly; to slip; to tion, should be abandoned by all fair disputants. glide.

Watts. Sounds do not only slide upon the surface of a SLIDE. n. s. [from the verb.] smooth body, but communicate with the spirits 1. Smooth and easy passage.

Bacon.

We have some slides or relishes of the voice Ulysses, Stheneleus, Tisander slide

or suings, continued without notes, from one to Down by a rope, Machaon was their guide.

another, rising or falling, which are delightful. Denbam.

B2cox. 2. To move without change of the foot. Kings that have able men of their nobility

Oh Ladon, happy Ladon! rather slide than shall find ease in employing them, and a better run by her, lest thou shouldst make her legs slip slide into their business; for people naturally from her. Sidney. bend to them.

Bacon. Smooth slicing without step. Milton. 2. Flow; even course. He that once sins, like him that slides on ice,

There be, whose fortunes are like Homer's Goes swiftly down the slippery ways of vice:

verses, that have a slide and easiness more than Though conscience checks him, yet, those rubs

the verses of other poets.

Bacon.

Sli'DER, n. s. [from slide.] He who He slides on smoothly, and looks back no more.

Dryden.

slides. inadvertently.

SLIGHT. adj. [slicht, Dutch.] Make a door and a bar for thy mouth: beware 1. Small; worthless; inconsiderable. thou slide not by it.

Ecclesiasticus. Is Ca şar with Antonius priz'd so slight? 4. To pass unnoticed.

Stakspeare. In the princess I could find no apprehension

Their arms, their arts, their manners, I disof what I said or did, but a calm carelessness,

close; letting every thing slide justly, as we do by their

Slight is the subject, but the praise not small, speeches, who neither in matter nor person do

If heav'n assist, and Phæbushcar my call. Dryd. any way belong unto us.

Sidney.

Slight is the subject, but not so the praise,

If she inspire, and he approve my lays. Pope. 5. To pass along by silent and unobserved progression:

2. Not important; not cogent; weak.

Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight Thou shalt Hate all, shew charity to none;

grounds, soine upon no grounds, and some con

Lecke. But let the famish'd Hesh slide from the bone,

trary to appearance. Ere thou relieve the beggar. Shakspeare.

3. Negligent; not vehement; not done Then no day void of bliss, of pleasure, leaving,

with effort. Ages shall sbuše away without perceiving. Dryd.

The shaking of the head is a gesture of slight Rescue me from their ignoble hands:

refusal.

Bacas. Let me kiss yours when you my wound begin,

He in contempt Then easy death will slide with pleasure in. At one slight bound high overleap'd all bound. Dryden.

Miltor. Their eye slides over the pages, or the words 4. Foolish ; weak of mind.

in the porcs.

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Pbilipe.

No beast ever was so slight

Where gentry, title, wisdom,
For man, as for his God, to fight. Hudibras. Cannot conclude but by the yea and no
5. Not strong ; thin : as, a slight silk. Of general ignorance, it must omit
SLIGHT. 1. s. [from the adjective.]

Real necessities, and give way the while 1. Neglect ; contempt ; act of scorn.

T'unstable slightness.

Shakspeare.

What strong cries must they be that shall People in misfortune construe unavoidable accidents into slights or neglects.

Clarissa.

drown so loud a clamour of impieties! and how

does it reproach the slightness of our sleepy 2. Artifice; cunning practice. See

heartless addresses!

Decay of Piety. SLEIGHT.

Sli'ly. adv. [from sly.] Cunningly ; with As boisterous a thing as force is, is rarely achieves any thing but under the conduct of

cunning secrecy; with subtile covert

ness. fraud. Slibt of hand has done that, which force of hand could never do.

Souib. Were there a serpent seen with forked tongue, After Nic had bambouzled John a while, what

That slily glided towards your majesty, with slight of hand, and taking from his own

It were but necessary you were wak’d. Sbaksp. școre, and adding to John's, Nic brought the ba

He, closely false and slily wise, lance to his own side.

Arbuthnot.
Cast how he might annoy them most from far.

Fairfax. TO SLIGHT, v. a. (from the adjective.] Satan, like a cunning pick-lock, slily robs us . 1. To neglect; to disregard.

of our grand treasure.

Decay of Piety. Beware

With this he did a herd of goats controul, Lest they transgress and slight that sole com Which by the way he met, and slily stole; mand. Milton. Clad like a country swain.

Dryden. You cannot expect your son should have any

May hypocrites, regard for one whom he sees you slight. Locke. That sli!y speak one thing, a other think, 2. To throw carelessly : unless in this pas

Hateful as hell, pleas'd with the relish weak, sage to slight be the same with to sling.

Drink on unwarn'd, till by inchanting cups The rogues slighted me into the river with as

Infatuate, they their wily thoughts disclose, little remorse as they would have drowned pup

And through intemperance grow a while si pies.

Sbakspears. 3. (slighten, Dutch.] To overthrow; to SLIM. adv. sa cant word as it seems, and

demolish. Junius. Skinner. Ainsworth. therefore not to be used.] Slender; thin 4. TO SLIGHT over. To treat or perform

of shape. carelessly.

A chin slim-gutted fox made a hard shift to These men, when they have promised great

wriggle his body into a henroost; and when he matters, and failed most shamefully, if they

had stuft his guts well, squeezed hard to get out have the perfection of boldness, will but slight

again; but the hole was too little. L'Estrange. it over, and no more ado.

Bacon.

I was jogged on the elbow by a slim young girl His death and your deliverance

of seventeen.

Addison, Were themes that ought not to be slighted over. SLIME. n.s. [slim, Saxon ; sligm, Dutch.]

Dryden. Viscous mire ; any glutinous substance. SLIGHTER. 1. s. [from slight.] One who

The higher Nilus swells, disregards.

The more it promises: as it ebbs, the seedsman SLI'GHTINGLY. adv. [from slighting.] Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain. Without reverence ; with contempt.

Shakspeare.

Brick for stone, and slime for mortar. Genesis. If my sceptick speaks slightingly of the opinions he opposes, I have done no more than be

God, out of his goodness, caused the wind to came the part.

Boyle.

blow, to dry up the abundant slime and mud of

the earth, and make the land more firm, and to Sli'GHTLY. adv. [from slight.)

cleanse the air of thick vapours and unwhole1. Negligently ; without regard.

some mists.

Raleigh. Words, both because they are common, and Some plants grow upon the top of the sea, do not so strongly move the fancy of man, are from some concretion of slime where the sun for the most part but slightly heard.

Hooker. beateth hot, and the sea stirreth little. Bacon, Leave nothing fitting for the purpose

And with asphaltick slime, broad as the gate, Untouch'd, or sligötly handled in discourse.

Deep to the roots of hell, the gather'd beach
Sbakspeare.
They fasten'd.

Milton
You were to blame

Now dragon grown; larger than whom the sun To part so sligbtly with your wife's first gift.

Engender'd in the Pythian vale on slime,
Sbakspeare.
Huge Python!

Milton, The letter-writer dissembles his knowledge of O foul descent! I'm now constrain'd this restriction, and contents himself slightly to Into a beast, to mix with bestial slime, mention it towards the close of his pamphler. This essence to incarnate and imbrute. Milton.

Atterbury 2. Scornfully : contemptuously.

SLI’MINESS. n. s. [from slimy.] Viscosity; Long had the Gallick monarch, uncontrould,

glutinous matter. Enlarg'd his borders, and of human force

By a weak fermentation a pendulous slimines Opponent slightly thought.

Pbilips.
is produced, which answers a pituitous state.

Floyer 3. Weakly; without force. Scorn not

SLI'my, adj. [from slime.] The facile gates of hell, too slightly barr’d. Milt. 1. Overspread with slime. 4. Without worth.

My bended hook shall pierce SLIGHTNESS. n. s. [from slight.]

Their slimy jaws; and, as I draw them up,

I'll think them every one an Antony. Slaksp. 1. Weakness; want of strength.

Some lay in dead 'men's skulls; and in those 2. Negligence; want of attention ; want

holes, of vehemence.

Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept,

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