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SCEPTRE. n. s. [sceptrum, Lat. sceptre,

lopping of our desires, is like cutting off our feet Fr.] The ensign of royalty born in the

when we want shoes.

Swift. hand.

3. A representation of the aspects of the Nor shall proud Lancaster usurp my right,

celestial bodies; any lineal or mathemaNor hold the sceptre in his childish fist. Shaksp;

tical diagram. How, best of kings, do'st thou a sceptre bear! It hath embroiled astrology in the erection of How, best of poets, do'st thou laurel wear! schemes, and the judgment of death and diseases. But two things rare the fates had in their store,

Brown. And gave thee both, to shew they could no more. It is a scheme and face of heaven,

Ben Jonson.

As th' aspects are dispos'd this even. Hudibras. I sing the man who Judah's sceptre bore SCHEMER. n. s. [from scheme.] A proIn that right hand which held the crook before.

jector ; a contriver.

Cowley. The parliament presented those acts which

SCHE'sis. n.

s. [oxicis.]

A habitude; were prepared by them to the royal sceptre, in

state of any thing with respect to other which were some laws restraining the extrava

things. gant power of the nobility.

Clarendon. If that mind which has existing in itself from The court of Rome has, in other instances, so all eternity all the simple essences of things, and well attested its good managery, that it is not consequently all their possible scbeses or habicredible crowns and sceptres are conferred gratis. tudes, should ever change, there would arise a

Decay of Piety. new schesis in the mind, which is contrary to the SCEʻrtrep. adj. [from sceptre.] Bearing

supposition.

Norris.

SCHISM. n. s. [cxirue; schisme, Fr.) A å sceptre. The sceptred heralds call

separation or division in the church of To council, in the city-gates.

Milton. God. To Britain's queen the

scepträd suppliant bends, Set bounds to our passions by reason, to our To her his crowns and intant race commends. errours by truth, and to our schisms by chaTickel. rity.

King Charles. SchE'DULE, n. s. (schedula, Lat. schedule, Oprose schisms by unity, hypocrisy by sober French.)

piety, and debauchery by temperance. Spratt.

When a schism is once spread, there grows at I. A small scroll.

length a dispute which are the schismaticks : in The first published schedules being brought to

the sense of the law the schism lies on that side a grave knight, he read over an unsavory sentence

Hooker. or two, and delivered back the libel.

which opposes itself to the religion of the state.

Szeift. 2. A writing additional or appendant. All ill, which all

SCHISMA’TICAL. adj. [schismatique, Fr. Prophets or poets spake, and all which shall from schismatick.] Implying schism ; B' annex'd in schedules unto this by me,

practising schism. Fall on that man !

Donne. By these tumults all factions, seditions, and 3. A little inventory.

schismatical proposals against government, eccleI will give out schedules of my beauty: it shall siastical and civil, must be backed. King Cbarles, be inventoried, and every paiticle and utensil Here bare anathemas fall but like so many label'd to my will.

Sbakspeare. bruto fulmina upon the obstinate and schismatic SCHE'MATISM. n. s. [ox poppiese copea;.]

cal, who are like to think themselves shrewdly 1. Combination of the aspects of heavenly

hurt by being cut off from that body which tey bodies.

chuse not to be of, and so being punished into a

quiet enjoyment of their beloved separation 2. Particular form or disposition of a

Seutb. thing

SCHIM A'TICALLY. adv. [from schis naEvery particle of matter, whatever form or

tical.] In a schismatical manner. schematismit puts on, must in all conditions be

SCHI'SMATICK. n. s. [from schism.] Dne equally extended, and therefore take up the

Crocb. who separates from the true church. SCHIE'MATIST. n. s. [from scheme.] A

No known heretick nor schismatick shoud be

suffered to go into those countries. laconha projector; on who is given to forming

Thus you behold the schismaticks bravaco's: schemes.

Wild speaks in squibs, and Calamy in granido'sa SCHEME. n. s. ccxvuce.]

lutler. 1. A plan; a combination of various The schismaticks united in a solemn leagie and things into one view, design, or pur

covenant to alter the whole system of spritual

government. poee; a system.

Swift. Were our senses made much quicker, the ap- To CMU'SMAT12E. v. a. [from scism.] pearance

and outward scheme of things would To commit the crime of schisn ; to have quite another face to us, and be inconsiste make a breach in the communion of the ent with our well-being.

Locke.

church. We shall never be able to give ourselves a satisfactory account of the divine conduct, with SCHOʻLAR. n. s. [scholaris, Lat. wolier, out forming such a scheme of things as shall at French.] · once take in time and eternity. Atterbury. 1. One who learns of a master; a diciple. 2. A project ; a contrivance; a design. Many times that which deserveth appobation He forms the well-concerted scbeme of mis would hardly find favour, if they which propose chief;

it were not to profess themselves scholirs, and "T is fix'd, 'i is done, and both are doom'd to followers of the antients. death.

Rowe, The scholars of the Stagyrite, The haughty monarch was laying scheme: for Who for the old opinion tight, snippressing the ancient liberties, and removing Would make their modern friends contess the ancient boundaries of kingdoms. Atterbury.

The dut'rence but from more to less. Prior The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by 2. A man of letters.

same room.

Hooker.

one.

This same scholar's fate, res angusta domi, Some cast all their metaphysical and moral hinders the promoting of learning. Wilkins. learning into the method of mathematicians, and

To watch occasions to correct others in their bring every thing relating to those abstracted or discourse, and not slip any opportunity of shew practical sciences under theorems, problems, ing their talents, scbolars are most blamed for. postulutes, vil liams, and corollaries. Watts.

Locke. Scho'. Yo n. s. [scholie, Fr. scholium, Lat.] 3. A pedant; a man of books.

An explanatory note. This word, with To spend too much time in studies, is sloth ;

the verb following, is, I fancy, peculiar to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humour of a scholar : they perfect nature, and

to the learned Hooker. are perfected by experience.

Bacon.

He fore, which made us to live, hath also 4. One who has a lettored elucation. taught us to pray, to the end, that speaking unto My cousin William is become a good sebelar:

the father in the Sun's own prescript form, he is at Oxford still, is he not? Sbakspears.

without scholy or gloss of ours, we may be sure SCHO'LARSHIP. n. s. (trom sebolar.]

that we utter nothing which God will deny.

Hooker. 1. Learning ; literature; ki wledge.

That seko'y had need of a very favourable It pitied my very heart to think that a man of reader, and a tractable, that should think it plain my master's' understanding, and great scholar. 'construction, when to be commanded'in the stip, who had a book or his own in print, should word, and grounded upon the word, are made all talk so outrageously. Popes

Hooker. 2. Literary education.

To SCHO'LY. v. n. (from the noun.] To This place should be school and university, write expositions. not needing a remove to any other house of scbalarship

The preacher should want a text, whereupon Milton. to scholy.

Hooker. 3. Exhibition or maintenance for a scholar. SCHOOL. n. s. [schola, Lat. école, Fr.]

Ainsworth.

1. A house of discipline and instruction. SCHOLA'STICAL. adj. (scholasticus, Lat.) Their age the saine, their inclinations too,

Belonging to a scholar or school. And bred together in one sebool they grew. Dryd. SCHOLASTICALLY. adv. (tr m scholas 2. A piace of literary education ; an uni

tick.) According to the niceties or me versity thod of the schools.

My end being private, I have not expressed No moralists or casuists, that treat scholastically my conceptions in the language of the schools, ef justice, but treat of gratitude, under that ge

Digby. neral head, as a part of it.

Souti. Writers on that subject have turned it into a SCHOLA'STICK adi. [from schola, Lat.

composition of hard words, triles, and subtilties,

for the mere use of the schools, and that only to scholastique, French.

amuse men with empty sounds. Watis. 1. Pertaining to the school ; practised in

3. A state of instruction. schools.

The calf breed to the rural trade, I would render this intelligible to every ra Set him betimes to school, and let him be tional man, however little versed in sub lastiek Instructed there in rules of husbandry. Dryden, learning

Dirby.

4. Systein of doctrine as delivered by parSob-listiek education, like a trade, does so tix

ticular teachers. a man in a particular way, that he is not fit to

No craz'd brain could ever yet propound, juage of any thing that lies out of that way.

Burnet.

Touching the soul, so vain and fund a thought;

But some among these masters have been 2. Bc Sitting the school; suitable to the

found, ichol; peintick: needlessly subtle. Which in their schools the self-same thing had The favour of proposing there, in convenient taught.

Daviesa srt, whatsoevur ye can object, which thing I Let no man be less confident in his faith, conhave known them to grant, of scholastick courtesy cernin the great blessings God designs in these unto strangers, never hath nor ever will be des

divine mysteries, by reason of any difference in ne you.

Hooter. the several scbools of christians, concerning the Sir Francis Bacon was wont to say, that those

Conseipient blessings thereof.

Tayler. who left useful studies for useless sibulasticá specuations, were like the Olympick gesters,

5. The age of the church, and form of wao abstained from necessary labours, that they theology succeeding that of the fathers; nght be ti for such as were not so. Bacon. so cail. d, because ilis mode of treating

Both sides charge the other with idolatry, and religion arose from the use of academical the is a matter of conscience, and nor á ichie

disputations, Lusick nicety.

Stillingfeet.

The first principles of christian religion should SCH)'LLAST. n. so [scholiaste, Fr. Schu not be farcid with sobuol points and private teliates, Lat.] A writer of explanatory

Sanderson. nces.

A man may find an infinite number of propu"he title of this satyr, in some ancient manu sitions in books of metaphysicks, seboud divimity, scri:s, was the reproach of idieness; though in and natural philosophy, and knu's as little of othrs of the scholiasts, 't is inscribed against the God, spirits, or bodics, as he did before. Locke. luxry of the rich.

Dryden. To SCHOOL. v. 0. [from the noun.]
That Gellius or Stobæus cook'd before, 1. To instruct; to train.
Or hew'd by blind old sibubiusts o'er and o'er.

Una her besaght to be so good

Pope. As in her virtuous rules to school her knight. SCHLION. m. s. (Lat.] A note; an ex.

Fairy Queetha SCHOLIUM.) planatory observation. He's gentle, never schoold, and yet canned. hreunto have I added a certain gloss or scho

Sbakspeare: lize for the exposition of old words, and harder 2. To teach with superiority; to idur. ph: s, which manner of glossing and comment

You shall go with me; ing ili scem strange in our language. penser. I have some private itating for you both. Should

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Cousin, schor! your rif; but for your husband, Sci’AGRAPHY.N.s. sciagraphie, French, He's noble, wise, judetus. Sbakspeare. σκιαγραφία. ]

School your child,
And ask why God's anointed he revill. Drvd.

1. [In architecture.] The profile or secIf this be schooiing, 't is well for the crisis tion of a building, to show the inside derer: I'engage that no adversary of his sh. i! thereof.

Baileg. in this sense ever scoool nim. Atterbury. 2. [In astronomy.) The art of finding the SCHO'OLBOY... [sriocl and boʻ.] A hour of the day or night by the shadow boy that is in his rudiments at school. of the sun, moon, or stars. Bailey,

Schoolboys tears take up The glasses of my sight.

Sbakspeare.

SCI'ATHERICAL. adj. [sciaterique, Fr. He grins, smacks, shrugs, and such an itch en Sci’ATHERICK. ) Guice9n7:43.] Belongdures,

ing to a sun-dial.

Dict. As 'prentices or schoolboys, which do know

There were also, from great antiquity, sciaOfsime gay sport abroad, ver dare not go. Donne. therical or sun-dials, by the shadow if a stile or Once he had heard a schooll oy tell,

gnomon denoting the hours; an invention asHow Semele of mortal race

cribed unto Anaxamines by Pliny. Brown. By thunder died. SCHOOL DAY.n. so (school and day.] Age SCIA'TICK)

Szrift. SCIA’TICA. I n. s. [sciatique, Fr. ischia

dica passio, Latin.] The in which youth is sent to school. Ís all forger?

hip gout.

Which of your hips has the most profound All schooldays friendship, childhood, innocence ?

sciatica? Shakspeare.

Sbukspeare.

Thou ccl scist'-a, SchooLFELLOW, n. s. school and file

Crip; le our senators, that thicir limbs may balt low.) One bred at the same school. As.mily as their minners.

Thy fatt'ring method on the youth pursue ; The Scytrians, using c ntinual ideas, were Join'd with his schoolfelloni's ly eiro and two: generally molested with the sciatic, or hip rout. Persuade them tirst to lead an empty wheel,

Brunvn. In lengin of cime produce the lab'ring yoke. Rack'd with scistick, martyr's nith the store,

Dryone. Will any morti let himsel aline? The emulation of seboulfillones often puts life SCA'TICAL.ud). 110m sciatia.] A Mietand industry into young

lads.

Locke.

ing the hip. SCHO'OLHOUSE. 11. s. (school and house.]

In obstinate sciatical pains, blistering and cauHouse of discipline and instruction. teries have been found etilcisal. Arbui not. Fair Una 'gan Fidelia fair request,

SCIENCE. n. so [science, I'r. 'scientia, To have her knight unto her sikoulhouse plac'd.

Latin.]

Spenser. SCHO'OLMAN. N. s. [school and man)

1. Kiowle lge.

If we conceive God's sight or science, before 1. One versed in the niceties and subtilties

the creation, to be extended to all and every of academical disputation.

part of the world, seeing every thing as it is, his The king, though no good schoolman, con Frescience or foresight of any action of mine, or verted one of them by dispute.

B.02. rather his science or sight, from all eternity, lays Unlearn'd, he hnew no se coloran's subel. art; no necessity on any thing to come to'ass, more No language, but ihe language ri the heart. Poft. than my seeing the sun moie hath to do in the 2. A writer of scholastick divinity or phi moring of it.

limund losopty.

The indicputable mathematicks, the only seie If a man's wit be not apt to distinguish or find

ence heaven hath yet vouchs if-d lumanity, lave ditlerences, let him soudy the schoolmei. Bacon. but few votaries among the slaves of the SlagiTo schoolmen I bequcath my doubtfulness,

rite.

Glanolis. My sickness to physicians.

Donne. 2. Certainty grounded on demonstration. Men of nice palates could not relish Aristotle, So you arrive ut truth, though not at sciine. as he was drest up by the schocinen. buker.

Berbkz. Let subtie soboolmen teach these friends to natt, 3. Art att incd by precepts, or built on More studious to divide than to unite.

l'opis principles. SCHOOLMASTER 17.5. seisooland master.]

Sirener perfects genius, and moderates the fory Onewhopresides and teaches in a school. of the fancy which cannot contain itself vithin 1, hyseloszter, have made thee more profit

the bounds of reason.

Drydea. Than otherpinces car, that have mere time

Any art or species of krowledge. For vainer bours, and cutcr: not so careful. srai. cience doch make known the first rinciAdrian vi. was sometrie schoolmaster to

ples, whereon it buildetn; but they are alsays Charles v.

kul!cs. takon as plain and nianifest in themselves, or as The ancient sophists and rhetoricians lived proved and granted already, sonic former known 'till they were an hundred years old; and so ledy having made them evident. 4. likewise did many of the granimarians and schools Whatsoever we may learn of them, ve only masters, as Orbilius.

Durin, attain according to the manner of natural scia A father may see his children.eghi, though CROPS, which mere discourse of wit and reason he himself does not turn scboolmaster. Soith.

findeth out.

Hooter. Scho'OLMISTRESS, 11. s. [school and mise

I present you with a man tress.] A woman who governs a school. Cunning in musick and the mathematics, Such precepts I have selected from the most

To instruct her fully in those sciences. Sicks. con iderave, sihich we have tron nature, that

3. One of the seven liberal arts, granmar, exact scbomisiress.

Dryden. rhetorick, logick, arithmetick, musick, Vy schoo'misitass, like a visen Tuik,

geometry, astronomy. Maintains her lazy husband by our work. Gry.

Good sense, which only is the gift of heav'n, SCHREIGI!!. i. so coureus Tiicitorus.1 A And though no science, fairly worth the sev'n. Ash.

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SCIE'NTIAL. adj. [from science.) Pro Sci'on. n. s. [scion, Fr.) A small twig ducing science.

taken from one tree to be ingrafted into From the tree her step she turn'd;

another. But first low reverence done, as to the pow'r

Sweet maid, we marry
That dwelt within; whose presence had intus'd A gentle scion to the wildest stock;
Into the plant sciential sap, deriv'd

And make conceive a bark of baser kind,
From nectar, drink of gods.
Milton. By hud of nobler race.

Strukspeare, SCIENTIFICAL. adj. (scientifique, Fr.]

March is drawn, in his left hand blossoms, and SCIENTIFICK. S scientia and facio,

scions upon his arm.

Peacban.

The scions are best of an old tree. Mortimer. Lat.] Producing demonstrative know

SCIRE FACIAS. n. s. (Latin.] A writ ledge ; producing certainty. Natural philosophy proceeding from settled

judicial, in law, most commonly to call principles, therein is expected a satisfaction from

a man to shew cause unto the court scientifical progressions, and such as beget

a sure whence it is sent, why execution of a or rational belief.

Brown. judgment passed should not be made. Nowhere are there more quick, inventive, This writ is not granted before a year and penetrating, capacities, fraught with all kind

and a day is passed after the judgment of scientifical knowledge.

Howel. Noman, who first trafficks into a foreign coun

given.

Coquell. try, has any scientifick evidence that there is such SCIRRHO'SITY. 9. s. [from scirrhous.] An a country, but by report, which can produce no induration of the glands. more than a moral certainty; that is, a very The difficulty of breathing, occasioned by high probability, and such as there can be no scirrbosities of the glands, is not to be cured. reason to except against. South.

Arbuthnot. The systems of natural philosophy that have SCI'R RHous. adj. [from scirrhus.] Having obtained, are to be read more to know the hy

a gland indurated; consisting of a gland potheses, than with hopes to gain there a com

indurated. prehensive, scientifical, and satisfactory, knowledge of the works of nature.

Locke.

How they are to be treated when they are SCIENTI'FICALLY. adv. [from scientifi

strumous, scirrbous, or cancerous, you may see.

Wiseman, cal.] In such a manner as to produce

Sci'R RHUS, n. s. [scirrhe, French. This knowledge.

should be written skirrhus, not merely Sometimes it rests upon testimony, because it is casier to believe than to be scientifically in

because it comes from cxiko;, but bestructed.

Locke. cause c in English has before e and i the SCIMITAR. 11. s. (See CIMETER.] A sound of s. See SKEPTICK.) An indurshort sword with a convex edge.

ated gland. I'll heat his blood with Greekish wine to. night,

Any of these three may degenerate into a Which with my scimitar I'll cool co-morrow,

scirrous, and that scirrhus into a cancer.Wiseman.

ScissiBLE, adj. [from scissus, Lat.] CaSCINK. n. s. A cast calf. Ainsworth. In pable of being divided smoothly by a

Scotland and in London they call it sharp edge. slink.

The differences of impressible and not imTO SCINTI'LLATE. v. n. (scintillo, Lat.)

pressible, seissible and it scissible, and many

Other passions of matter, ale plebeian notions. To sparkle; to emit sparks.

Bacon. SCINTILLA'TION. n. s. [ scintillatio, Lat.

SciÖssile, adj. (scissile, Fr. scissilis, Lat.) from scintillate.] The act of sparkling ;

Capableof being cut or divided smoothly sparks emitted. These scintillations are not the accension of

by a sharp edge.

'Animal fat is a sort of amphibious substance, the air upon the collision of two hard bodies, but

scissile like a solid, and resolvable by hear. rather the inflammable etuences discharged

Ar builino, from the bodies collided.

Brorun. He saith the planets scintillation is not seen,

Sc!'ssion.". s. [scission, Fr. scissio, Lat.) because of their propinquity, Glanville.

The act of cutting. SCIO LIST. n. so [sciolus, Lat.] One who

Nerves may be wounded by scission or punc

ture: the former way they are usually cut knows many things superficiaily.

through, and vholly cease froin action. Il'iseman, 'T was this vain idolizing of authors which gave birth to that silly vanity of impertinent Scissor. n. 3. (This word is variously citasons: these ridiculous fooieries sigmfy no written, as it is supposed to be derived thing to the more generous discerners, but the by different writers; of whom some pedantry of the affected sciolists.

Glanville. write cisors, from cado, or incido; others These passages were enough to humble the

scissors, from scindo; and some cisars, presumption of our modern scielists, if their pride

Temple. were not as great as their ignorance.

cizars, or scissars, from ciseaux, French.) SCI'OLOUS. adj. (sciolus, Latin.] Super

A small pair of sheers, or blades moveficiiliy or imperfectly knowing. Not

able on a pivot, and intercepting the

thing to be cut. usel. Tould wish these scislous zelotists had more

His beard they have sing'd off with brands of Howel.

iire; judgnent joined with their zeal.

And ever, as it blaz'd, they threw on him SCIOTACHY. n. s. (schiamachie, French;

Creat pics of puduled mire to quench the hair : ons and magna] Battle with a shadow.

My m:ster preaches patience to him, and the Thi should be written skiamachy.

while To avoid this sciomachy, or imaginary combat His man with scissar: niclis him for a fool Shady. of words, let me know, sir, what you mean by Wanurgthe scissors, with these inauds l'll tear, the nme of tyrant ?

Cowley. If that obucitet in; tight, thisioad or bair. Prior.

Shark speare

of the eye.

When the lawyers and tradesmen brought ex Pardon me, 't is the first time that ever travagant bills, sir Roger wore a pair of scissars I'm forc'd to scolt.

Sbakspears in his pocket, with which he would snip a quarter

The one as famous for a scolding tongue, of a yard off nicely.

Arbuthnot. As th' other is fur beauteous modesty. Sbaks. Scissu E. n. s. Iscissum, Lat.] A crack ; They attacked me, some with piteous moans a rent ; a fissure.

others grinning and only shewing their teeth, The breach seems like the scissures and rup

others santing, and others scolding and reviling.

Stilling ficet tures of an earthquake, and threatens to swala low all that attempt to close it, and reserves its

For gods, we are by Homer told, cure only for omnipotence. Decay of Piety.

Can in celestial language scold.

Swift SCLERO'TICK. adj. (sclerotique, French;

Scolding and cursing are her common conversation.

Swift cxc.] Hard : an epithet of one of Scold. n. s. [from the verb.) A clamorthe coats of the eye. The ligaments observed in the inside of the

ouis, rude, mean, low, foul-mouthed,

woman, sclerotick tunicles of the eye serve instead of a

A shrew in domestick life is now become a muscle, by their contraction, to alter the figure

scold in politicks.

Addison Ray on the Creation.

Sun-burnt matrons mending oid nets; SCLERO'TICK5. n. s. [from the adjective.]

Now singing shrill, and scolding oft between ; Medicines which harden and consolidate

Scolds answer foul-mouth'd scolds. Swift the parts they are applied to. Quincy. Sco'LLUP. n. s. (Written properly scalTo SCOAT. v.a. To stop a wheel by

lop.] A pectinated shell-tish To Scotch. I putting a stone or piece of Scoi OPE'ND KA. n. s. [scolopendre, Fr. wood under it before.

Bailey. σχολ όπενδρα. ]
TO SCOFF. v. n. (schoppen, Dutch.] To 1. i sort of venomous serpent.

treat with insolent ridicule; to treat 2. (scolopendrium, Lat.) An herb. Ain sw. with contumelious language: with at. SCOMM. 1. s. [perhaps from scomma, Lat.) Of two noblemen of the west of England, the

A buffoon. A word out of use, and unlone was given to scojf, but kept ever royal cheer in his house; the other would ask of those that

worthy of revival. had been at his table, Tell truly, was there never

The scomms, or buffoons of quality, are wolvish in conversation.

L'Esirangi. Bacon, a flout or dry blow given?

There is no greater argument of a light and in- SCONCE. N. s. [schantz, German.] considerate person, than prophanely to scoff at

I. A fort ; a bulwark. rcligion.

Tillotson.

Such fellows are perfect in the great coma Such is love, And such the laws of his fantastick empire,

manders names, and they will learn you by rote

where services were done; at such and such a The wanton boy delights to bend the mighty,

sconce, at such a breach.

Sbukspeare. And scoffs at the vain wisdom of the wise. Roue. SCOFF. n. s. [from the verb. ] Contemp

2. The head : perhaps as being the acrotuous ridicule; expression of scorn;

polis, or citadel of the body. A low contumelious language.

word.

Why docs he suffer this rude knave now to Our answer therefore to their reasons is, no;

knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, to their scoffs, nothing.

Hooker.

and will not tell him of his action of battery? With scuffs and scorns, and contumelious

Shakspeare. taunts, In open markcí-place produc'd they me. Sbaks. 3.

pensile candlestick, generally with a How could men surrender up their reason to

looking-glass to reflect the light. flattery, more abusive and reproachful than the Golden sconces hang upon the walls, rudest scoffs and the sharpest invectives? South. To light the costly suppers and the balls. Dryd. Some little souls, that have got a smattering

Triumphant Uinbriel, on a sconie's height, of astronomy or chemistry, for svant of a due Clapp'd his glad wings, and sat to view the fight. acquaintance with other sciences, make a scoff

Pupa. at ihem all, in comparison of their favourite sci

Put candles into sconces.

Swift. Watts. 4. A mulct, or fine. SCO'FFER. n. s. [from scoff:] Insolent ric To SCONCE. v. a. (A word used in the

diculer; saucy scorner; contumelious universities, and derived plausibly by reproacher.

Skinner, whose etymologies are generSell when you can; you are not for all mar

ally rational, from sccnce, as it signifies kets: Cry the man mercy, love him, take his offer;

the head; to sconce being to fix a fine on Foul is the most foul, being found to be a scoger.

any one's head.) To mulct; to fine.

Shekspeare. A low word, which ought not to be reDivers have herded themselves ar ongst these tained. profane stoffers, not that they are convinced by iheir reasons, but teritied by their contumelies. Scoop. n. s. [schoepe, Dutch.)

Government of the Tongue. 1. A kind of large ladle; a vessel with a Consicer what the apostle tells these scufers long handle used to throw out liquor. they were ignorant of; not that there was a de They turn upside down hops on malt-kiins, luge, but he iells them, that they were ignorant when almost dry, with a scoop. Mortimer. that the heavens and the Carti of old were so 2. A chirurgeon's instiument. and so constituted.

Burnet.

Endeavour with thy scoop, or fingers, to force SCU'FFINGLY. adv. (ficm scofing.] In the stone outwards.

Sbarf. conte pt; in ridicue.

3. A sweep; a stroke. Perhaps it should Aristotle fylied this hemistick scoffingly to

be swoop. the sycoj hants at Atheis.

Oh hell-kite! 1. SCOLI. is. (senolden, Dutch.] To

What, all my pretty cluickens and their dam quarrel Cocha. Orously and rudely.

At one fell scoop!

Soukspeare.

ence.

brone.

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