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was shaking, there would be no scrambling for 1. To deprive of the surface by the ligh the fruit.

Stilling fleet. They must have scrambled with the wild beasts

action of a sharp instrument, used wiii for crabs and nuts.

Ray.

the edge almost perpendicular.

These hard woods are more properly scrape 2. To climb by the help of the liands : as,

than planed.

Moxor he scrambled up that rock.

2. To take away by scraping; to erase. SCRA'M BLE. 1. s. [from the verb.]

They shall destroy the walls, and I will scra. 1. Eager contest for something, in which her dust, and make her like the top of a rock. one endeavours to get it before another.

Ezckie! As they were in the middle of their gambols, Bread for a toast lay on the coals; and, somebody threw a handful of apples among them, toasted quite through, scrape off the burnt side. that set them presently together by the ears up

and serve it up.

Szuifton the scramble.

L'Estrange. 3. To act upon any surface with a harsh Because the desire of money is constantly al noise. most every where the same, its vent varies very The chiming clocks to dinner call; little, but as its greater scarcity enhances its price A hundred footsteps scrape the marble hall. and increases the scramble. Locke.

Pote. 2. Act of cli.nbing by the help of the 4. To gather by great efforts, or penurious hands.

or trilling diligence. SCRAMBLER. n. s. [from scramble.]

Let the government be ruined by his avarice, 1. One that scrambles.

if, by avarice, he can scrape together so much as All the little scramblers after fame fall upon

to make his peace.

South. him.

Addison, Unhappy those who hunt for a party, and 2. One that climbs by help of the hands. serape together out of every author all those TO SCRANCH. v. a. (schruntzer, Dutch.]

things only which favour their own tenets. Watts.

TO SCRAPE, V. n. To grind somewhat crackling between the teeth. The Scots retain it.

1. To make a harsh noise.

2. To play ill on a fiddle. SCRA'NNEL, adj. [Of this word I know

3. To make an awkward bow.

dinsiu. not the etymology, nor any other exain 4. To SCRAPE Acquaintance. A low ple.] Vile; worthless. Perhaps grating

phrase. To curry favour, or insinuate by the sound.

into one's familiarity: probably from When they list, their lean and fashy songs

the scrapes or bows of a flatterer. Crate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw,

Milton.

SCRAPE. n. s. [skrap, Swedish.] SCRAP. n. s. [from scrape, a thing scraped 1. Difficulty; perplexity; distress. This

is a low word. or rubbed off.] 1. A small particle ; a little piece; a frag- 2. The sound of the foot drawn over the

Noor. ment.

It is an unaccountable vanity to spend all our time raking into the scraps and imperfect re SCR'A'Per. n. s. [from scrape.] mains of former ages, and neglecting the clearer 1. Instrument with which any thing is notices of our own.

Glanville.

scraped. Trencher esquires spend their time in hop Never clean your shoes on the scraper, but in sing from one great man's table to another's,

the entry, and the scraper will last the longer. only to pick up scraps and intelligence. L'Estr.

Swift. Languagues are to be learned only by reading

2. A miser; a man intent on getting moand talking, and not by scraps c: authors heart.

Locke, ney; a scrapc-penny. No rag, no scrap, of all the beau, or wit,

Be thrifty, but not coretous; therefore give That once so flutter'd, and that once so writ. Thy need, thine honour, and thy friend his due:

Pope.

Never was scraper brave man. Get to live; I can never have too many of your letters: 1

Then live, and use it; else it is not true am angry at every serap of paper lost. Pope.

That thou hast gotten: surely, use alone 2. Crumb; small particles of meat left at

Makes money not a contemptible stone. Herbert, the table.

3. A vile fiddler. The contract you pretend with that base

Out! ye sempiternal scrapers. Coreley. wretch,

Have wild boars or dolphins the least emotion

at the most elaborate strains of your modern One bred of alns, and foster'd with cold dishes,

scrapers, all which have been tamed and humanWith scraps o'th' court, is no contract. Shaks.

ized by ancient musicians? Arbuthnot. The aitendants puff a court up beyond her bounds, for their own scraps and advantage. SCRAT. n. s. (rcritta, Saxon.) An herBacon. maplırodite.

Skinner. Junius. On bones, on scraps of dogs, let ine be fed, TO SCRATCH. v. a. [kratzen, Dutch.] My limbs uncover'd, and expos’d my head

1. To tear or mark with slight incisions To bleakest colds.

Granville. What has he else to bait his traps,

ragged and uneven.

The lab'ring swain Or bring his vermin in, but scrops ?

Scrat:b'd with a rake a furrow for his grain, The offils of a church distrest,

And cover'd with his hand the shallow seed
A hungry vicarage at best.

Svift.
again.

Derden. 3. A small piece of paper. This is pro. A sort of small sand-coloured stones, so hard perly scrip.

as to scratch glass.

Grow.
Pregnant with thousands flits the scrap unscen, 2. To tear with the nails.
And silent sells a king, or buys a queen. Pope. How can I tell but that his talons may
To SCRAPE. v. a. (rcheopan, Saxon; Yet scratch my son, or rend his tender hand?
schrapen, Dutch; 'sascrópitigb, Erse. ]

Fairy Quech.

3. A bow.

got by

mouse.

or scurf.

I should have scratcb'd out your unseeing eyes, SCRA'TCHES. n. s. Cracked ulcers or To make my master out of love with thee. scabs in a horse's foot.

Ainswo. 'Shakspeare. SCRATCHINGLY.adv. [from scratching.] I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow,

than a man swear he loves me.

With the action of scratching. -Keep your ladyship still in that mind; so

Making him turn close to the ground, like a some gentleman or other shall 'scape a predes

cat, when scratchingly she wheels about after a tinate scratcht face.

Sidney. -Scratebing could not make it worse, an 't were SCR AW. n. s. [Irish and Erse.] Surface such a face as yours were. Sbakspeare.

Scots are like witches: do but whet your pen, Scratcb'till the blood come, they 'll not hurt

Neither should that odious custom be allowed, you

of cutting scraws, which is laying off the green then.

Cleaveland. To wish that there were nothing but such dull

surface of the ground to cover their cabins, or make up their ditches.

Swift. fame things in the world, that will neither bite nor scratch, is as childish as to wish there were To SCRAWL. v. a. [I suppose to be corne fire in nature.

More. rupted from scrabble.] To draw or mark Unhand me, or I 'll scratch your face; Let go, tor shame.

irregularly or clumsily. Dryden.

Peruse my leaves through ev'ry part, 3. To wound slightly.

And think thou seest its owner's heart, 4. To hurt slightly with any thing pointed

Scrawl'd o'er with trifles thus, and quite

As hard, as senseless, and as light. Swifi, or keen. Daphne, roaming through a thorny wood,

TO SCRAWL. V. n. Scratching her legs, that one shall swear she 1. To write unskilfully and inelegantly. bleeds.

Shakspeare. Think not your verses sterling, s. To rub with the nails.

Though with a golden pen you scrawl, Francis Cornfield did scratch his elbow, when

And scribble in a berlin.

Swif!. he had sweetly invented to signify his name St. 2. (from crawl.] To creep like a reptile. Francis, with a friary cowl in a corn field.

Ainsworth. Camdeni. Other mechanical helps Aretæus uses to pro- SCRAW... n. s. [from the verb.] Unskilful cure sleep, particularly the scratching of the and inelegant writing. temples and the ears.

Arbutbnot.

The left hand will make such a scrawl, that it Be mindful, when invention fails,

will not be legible.

Arbuthnot. To scratcb your head, and bice your nails. Swift.

Mr. Wycherly, hearing from me how wel6. To write or draw awkwardly.

come his letters irould be, writ to you, in which If any of their labourers can scrat:h out a I inserted my scrawl.

Popes pamphlet, they desire no wit, style, or argument.

Swijt.

SCRA'WLER.n. s. [from scrawl.] A clumSCRATCH.n. s. [from the verb.]

sy and inelegant writer. J. An incision ragged and shallow.

SCRAY. n. s. [birundo marina.] A bird The coarse file cuts deep, and makes deep

called a sea-swallow. Ainsw. Bailey. scratches in the work; and before you can take

SCRE'ABLE. adj. (screabilis, Lat.] That out chose deep scratches with your finer cut files, which may be spit out.

Bailey. those places where the risings were when your To SCREAK. v. 12. (properly creak, or work was forged, may become dents to your

skrick, from skrige, Danish.) To make ham ner dents.

Moxon.

a shrill or loud noise. 'The smaller the particles of those substances

Bailey. are, the smaller will be the scratches, by which

To SCREAM. v. n. {hreman, Saxon.] they continually free and wear away the glass 1. To cry out shrilly, as in terrour or until ic be polished; but be they never so small,

agony: they can wear away the glass no otherwise than

Soon a whirlwind rose around, by grating and scratching it, and breaking the And from afar he heard a screaming sound, protuberances; and therefore polish it no other As of a dame distress'd, who cry'd for aid, wise than by bringing its roughness to a very fine And fili'd with loud laments the secret shade. grain, so that the scratches and frettings of the

Dryden. surface become too small to be visible. Newton. The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry,

Old feeble men with fainter groans reply; 2. Laceration with the nails. These nails with scratches shall deform my

A jarring sound results, and mingles in the sky.

Dryderi. breast,

If chance a mouse creeps in her sight, Lest by my look or colour be express'd

Can finely counterfeit a fright; The mark of aught high-born, or ever better dressid.

Prior.

So sweetly screams, if it comes near her,

She ravishes all hearts to hear her. Swift. 3. A slight wound.

2. To cry shrilly." The valiant beast turning on her with open I heard the owl scream, and the crickets cry. jaws, she gave him such a thrust through his

Sbakspeare. breast, that all the lion could do was with his open paw to tear off the mantle and sleeve of SCREAM. n. s. [from the verb.] A shrill, Zelmane, with a little scratch rather than a

quick, loud cry of terro'ır or pain. wound.

Sidney.

Our chimnies were blown down; and, as they

say, Heav'n forbid a shallow scratch should drive The prince of Wales from such a field as this. Lamentings heard i' th' air, strange screams of

death. Sbakspeare.

Shakspeare.

Then flash'd the livid lightning from her eyes, SCRA'Tcher, n. s. [from seratch.] He And screams of horror rend th' affrighted skies. that scratches.

Pepe.

courage him.

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TO SCREECH. v. n. (skrækia, to cry, the first half spit, from just under the turf of the Islandick.]

best pasture-ground, mixed with one part of very mellow soil screened.

Evelyn. 1. To cry out as in terrour or anguish.

Screeching is an appetite of expelling that Screw. n. s. [scroeve, Dut. escrou, Fr.] which suddenly strikes the spirits. Bacon. One of the mechanical powers, which is 2. To cry as a night owl: thence called a

defined a right cylinder cut into a fur. screechowl.

rowed spiral : of this there are two SCREECH.n. s. [from the verb.]

kinds, the male and female ; the former I. Cry of hurrour and anguish.

being cut convex, so that its threads 2. Harsh horrid cry.

rise outwards ; but the latter channelled The birds obscène, that nightly flock'd to taste, With hollow screechs fled from the dire rep.st;

on its concave side, so as to receive the former.

Quincy. And ravenous dogs lur'd by scented blood, And starving wolves, ran howling to the wood.

The screw is a kind of wedge, that is multiPope.

plied or continued by a helical revolution about SCREE'CHOWL. n. s. [screech and owl.]

a cylinder, receiving its motion not from any

stroke, but from a vectis at one end of it. An owl that hoots in the night, and

Wilkins. whose voice is supposed to betoken dan. After your apples are ground, commit them to ger, misery, or death.

the screw press, which is the best. Mortimer. Deep night,

TO SCREW. v. a. (from the noun.]
The time of night when Troy was set on fire,
The time when screechowls cry, and bandogs

1. To turn or move by a screw.
howl.

Shakspeare.

Some, when the press, by utmost vigour Let him, that will a screechowl ay be callid,

screw'd, Go into Troy, and say there, Hector's dead.

Has drain’d the pulpous mass, regale their swine
Sbakspeare.
With the dry refuse.

Pbilips. By the screechowl's dismal note,

2. To fasten with a screw. By the black night-raven's throat,

We fail! I charge thee, Hob.

Drayton. But screw your courage to the sticking place, Jupiter, though he had jogged the balance to And we 'll not fail.

Shakspeare. weigli down Turnus, sent the screccbowl to dis

To screw your lock on the door, make wide

Dryden. holes, big enough to receive the shank of the Sooner shall screechowls bask in sunny day,

Moxon. Than I forget my shepherd's wonted love. Gay. SCREEN. v.s. (escran, French.]

3. To deform by contortions.

Sometimes a violent laughter screw'd his face, 1. Any thing that affords shelter or con

And sometimes ready tears dropp'd down apace. cealinent

Coruky. Now near enough: your leavy screens throw He screw'd his face into a harden'd smile, down,

And said Sebastian knew to govern slaves. And show like those you are. Shakspeare.

Dryden. Some ambitious nen seem as screens to princes With screwed face, and doleful whine, they ply in matters of danger and envy.

Bacon, you with senseless harangues against human inOur people, who transport themselves, are ventions on the one hand, and loud outcries for sctilud in those interjacent tracts, as a screen a further reformation on the other. Soatb. against the insults of the savages. Swift. Let others scrow their hypocritick face, My juniors by a year,

She shews her grief in a sincerer place. Swift. Who wisely thought my age a screen,

4. To force ; to bring by violence. When death approach'd, to stand between;

H resolved to govern by subaltern ministers, The screen remov'd, their hearts are trembling. who screwed up the pins of power too high. Swift.

Howel. 2. Any thing used to exclude coid or No discourse can be, but they will try to turn light.

the tide, and draw it all into their own channel; When there is a screen between the candle and or they will screw in here and there some intithe eye, yet the light passeth to the paper where mations of what they said or did. on one writeth.

Bacon,

Government of the Tongue. One speaks the glory of the British queen,

The rents of land in Ireland, since they have And one describes a charming Indian screen. been so enormously raised and screwed up, may

Pope. be computed to be about two millions. Swift. Ladies make their old clothes into patchwork 5. To squeeze ; to press. for screens and stools.

Swift. 6. To oppress by extortion. 3. A riddle to sift sand.

Our country landlords, by unmeasurable screwTo SCREEN. v. a. (from the noun.]

ing and racking their tenants, have already re1. To shelter ; to conceal; to hide.

duced the miserable people to a worse condition Back'd with a ridge of hills,

than the peasants in France.

Swift. That screen'd the fruits of th' earth, and seats of SCREW Tree. n. s. [isora, Lat.] A plant men,

of the East and West Indies. From cold Septentrion blasts.

Milton.

TO SCRI'BBLE. v. a. [scribo, scribillo, A good magistrate's retinue of state screens him from the dangers which he is to incur for

Latin.] the sake of it.

Atterbury. 1. To fill with artless or worthless writing. This gentle deed shall fairly be set foremost,

How gird the sphere To screen the wild escapes of lawless passion.

With centrick and eccentrick, scribbled o'er

Rowe. Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb. Milton. 2. (Cerro crevi, Lat.) To sift ; to riddle. 2. To write without use or elegance : as,

Let the cases be filled with natural earth, taken he scribbled a pamphlet.

more

sus.

TO SCRIBBLE. v. n. To write without And shew me simples of a thousand names, care or beauty:

Telling their strange and vigorous faculties. If a man should affirm, that an ape, casually

Milton meeting with pen, ink, and paper, and falling to 2. [from scriptio, Latin, as it seems.] A scribble, did happen to write exactly the Levia schedule; a small writing. than of Hobbes, would an atheist believe such a Call them man by man, according to the scrip. story? And yet he can easily digest things as in

Sbakspeare. credible as that.

Bentley Bills of exchange cannot pay our debts abroad, If Mævius scribble in Apollo's spite,

'till scrips of paper can be made current coin. There are, who judge still worse than he can

Locke, write.

Pope. SCRI'PP'AGE. n. s. [from scrip.] That Leare fiattery to fulsome dedicators,

which is contained in a scrip. Dict. Wbom, when they praise, the world believes no

Scri'ptory.adj. (scriptorius, Lat.] WritThan when they promise to give scribbling o'er. ten; not orally delivered. Swift.

Pope. Scri'PTURAL. adj. [from scripture.] ConSCRIBBLE, n. s. [from the verb.] Worth tamed in the Bible ; biblical. less writing.

Creatures, the scriptural use of that word de By solemnly endeavouring to countenance my

termines sometimes to men. Atterbury. conjectures, I might be thought dogmatical in a SCRIPTURE. n. so (scriptura, Latin.] hasty scribble.

Boyle. 1. Writing. If it struck the present taste, it was soon trans is not only remembered in many scriptures, ferred into the plays and current scribbles of the but famous for the death and overthrow of Cras week, and became an addition to our language.

Raleigb. Swift. 2. Sacred writing; the Bible. SCRIBBLER. n. s. [from scribble.] A petty With us there is never any time bestowed in author; a writer without worth.

divine service, without the reading of a great The most copious writers are the arrantest part of the holy scripture, which we account a scribblers, and in so much talking the tongue thing most necessary.

Hooker. runs before the wit.

L'Estrange. The devil can cite scripture for his purpose: The actors represent such things as they are An evil soul producing holy witness capable, by which they and the scribbler may Is like a villain with a smiling cheek. Shaksp. get their living.

Dryden. There is not any action which a man ought to The scribbler, pinch'd with hunger, writes to do, or to forbear, but the scripture will give him dine,

a clear precept, or prohibition, for it. South. And to your genius must conform his line.

Forbear any discourse of other spirits, 'till his

Granville. reading the scripture history put him upon that To affirm he had cause to apprehend the same enquiry.

Locke. treatment with his father, is an improbable scan Scripture proof was never the talent of these dal ffung upon the nation by a few bigotted men, and 't is no wonder they are foiled. French scribblers, Swift.

Atterbury. Nobody was concerned or surprised, if this or Why are scripture maxims put upon us, withthat scribbler was proved a dunce.

out taking notice of scripture examples, that lie Letter to Pope's Dunciad. cross them?

Atterbury. SCRIBE.n. s. [scribe, Fr. scriba, Lat.)

The Author of nature and the scriptures has 1. A writer.

expressly enjoined, that he who will not work shall not eat.

Sced Hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, Scr I'VENER. n. s. [scrivano, Latin.] Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, ho!

1. One who draws contracts. His love to Antony.

Sbakspeare:

We 'll pass the business privately and well: My master, being the scribe to himself, should

Send for your daughter by your servant here, write the letter.

Sbakspeare.

My boy shall fetch the scrivener. Sbakspeare, We are not to wonder, if he thinks not fit to

2. One whose business is to place money make any perfect and unerring scribes. Grerv.

at interest. The following letter comes from some notable How happy in his low degree, young female seribe.

Spectator. Who leads a quiet country life, 2. A publick notary.

Ainsw. And from the griping scrivener free! Dryden.

I am reduced to beg and borrow from scrivene SCRI'Mer. n. s. [escrimeur, Fr.] A gla

ers and usurers, that suck the heart and blood. diator; a fencing-master. Not in use.

Arbuthnot. The scrimers of their nation, He swore, had neither motion, guard, nor eye,

SCRO'FULA. n. s. [from scrofa, Latin, a If you oppo:'d them.

Sbakspeare. sow, as xoipas:] A depravation of the SCRINE. . s. [scrinium, Lat.] A place humours of the body, which breaks out

in which writings or curiosities are re in sores, commonly called the king'sposited.

evil. Hep then, O holy virgin,

If matter in the milk dispose to coagulation, it Thy weaker novice to perform thy will;

produces a scrofula.

Wiseman, Lay forth,out of thine everlasting scrine, SCRO'FULOUS. adj. [from scrofula.] DisThe antique rolls which there lie hidden still.

eased with the scrofula. Fairy Queen.

Scrofulous persons can never be duly nourishSCRIP. n. s. [skræppa, Islandick.]"

ed; for such as have tumours in the parotides 1. A small big; a satchel.

often have them in the pancreas and mesentery. Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable

Arbuthnos. retreat; though not with bag and baggage, yet English consumptions generally proceed from with scrip and scrippage. Shakspears.

a scrofulous disposition.

Arbuthnot. He'd in reguital ope his leathern ssripa

What would become of the race of men in the VOL. IV.

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next age, if we had nothing to trust to, beside

I gave it to a youth,
the scrofulous consumptive production furnished A kind of boy, a little scrubbed boy,
by our men of wit and pleasure? Swift. No higher than thyself.

Sbakspeare.
SCROLL. n. s. [supposed by Minshew to

The scrubbiest cur in all the pack

Can set the mastiff on your back. Savift. be corrupted from roll; by Skinner de.

The scene a wood, produc'd no more rived form an escrouelle given by the

Than a few scrubby trees before. Swift. heralds: whence parchment, wrapped up into a resembling form, has the same

SCRUFF. N. s. The same, I suppose, with

scurf, by a metathesis usual in pronunci. name. It may be observed, that a

ation.
gaoler's list of prisoners is escrou.] A
writing wrapped up.

SCRUPLE. n. s. [scrupule, French; scru
His chamber all was hang'd about with rolls, pulus, Latin.)
And old records from ancient times deriv'd; 1. Doubt; difficulty of determination; per-
Some made in books, some in long parchment plexity: generally about minute things.
scrolls,

Macduff, this noble passion,
That were all worm-eaten, and full of canker Child of integrity, hath from my soul
holes.

Spenser. Wip'd the black scruples, reconcil'd my thoughts We 'll add a royal number to the dead,

To your good truth.

Sbakspeare. Gracing the scroll, that tells of this war's loss, Nothing did more fill foreign nations with With slaughter coupled to the name of kings. admiration of his succession, than the consent of

Sbakspeare. all estates of England for the receiving of the Here is the scroll of every man's name, which king without the least scruple, pause, or ques-is thought fit through all Athens to play in our tion.

Bacon . interlude.

Sbakspeare, For the matter of your confession, let it be seA Numidian priest, bellowing mit certain su vere and serious; but yet so as it may be withperstitious charms, cast divers scrolls of paper on out any inordinate anxiety, and unnecessary each side the way, wherein he cursed and ban scruples, which only entangle the soul. Taylor. ned the christians.

Knolles. Men make no scruple to conclude, that those He drew forth a scroll of parchment, and de propositions, of whose knowledge they can find livered it to our foremast man.

Bacon. in themselves no origimal, were certainly the Such follow him, as shall be register'd;

impress of God and nature upon their minds Part good, part bad: of bad the longer scroll.

and not taught them by any one else. Locke

Milton.
With this epistolary scroll,

2. Twenty grains; the third part of a Receive the partner of my inmost sou). Prior. dram.

Yet, if he wills, may change or spoil the whole; Milk one ounce, oil of vitriol a scruple, dott May take yon beauteous, mystick, starry roll, coagulate the milk at the bottom, where the And burn it, like an useless parchment scroll.

vitriol goeth.

Bacon
Prior. 3. Proverbially, any small quantity.
SCROYLE. n. s. (This word I remember

Nature never lends
only in Sbakspeare: it seems derived The smallest seruple of her excellence,
from estrouelle, French, a scrofulous

But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines

Herself the glory of a creditor. swelling; as he calls a mean fellow a

Sbakspear

To SCRU'PLE. V. n. (from the noun.] T scab from his itch, or a patch from his

doubt; to hesitate. raggedness.] A mean fellow; a ras

He scrupled not to eat cal; a wretch.

Against his better knowledge; not deceiv'd, The scroyles of Angiers fout you kings,

But fondly overcome with female charins. And stand securely on their battlements,

Milies As in a theatre.

King John. TO SCRUB. v. a. [scrobben, Dutch.) To SCRU'PLERİ n. s. [from scruple.] rub hard with something coarse and

doubter; one who has scruples.

The scruples which many publick mipiste rough.

would make of the worthiness of parents to havSuch wrinkles as a skilful hand would draw

their children baptised, forced such questione For an old grandanı ape, when, with a grace,

parents, who did not believe the necessity She sits ar squat, and scrubs her leathern face.

having their children baptised by such scrupler.

Dryden. to carry their children unto other ministers. She never would lay aside the use of brooms

Grause and scrubbing brushes.

Arbuthnot. SCRUPULO'SITY. n. s. [from scrupulousNow Moli had whirl'd her mop with dext'rous airs,

1. Doubt; minute and nice doubtfulness Prepar'd to scrub the entry and the stairs. Swift.

The one sort they warned to take heed, cha

scrupulosity did not make them rigorous SCRUB, n. s. [from the verb.]

giving unadvised sentence against their bra 1. A mean fellow, either as he is suppos thren which were free; the other, that they di

ed to scrub himself for the itch, or as not become scandalous, by abusing their liber he is employed in the mean offices of

and freedom to the offence of their weak br thren, which were scrupulous.

Hooks scouring away dirt.

So careful, even to scrupulosity, were they 2. Any thing mean or despicable.

keep their sabbath, that they must not only ha: With a dozen large vessels my vault shall be

a time to prepare them for that, but a furth stor'd;

time also to prepare them for their very prep. No little scrub joint shall come on my board. rations.

Sont Swift.

2. Fear of acting in any manner ; tende 3. A worn-out broom. Ainsworth.

ness of conscience. ŠCRU'BBED. adj. [scrubet, Danish.]

The first sacrilege is looked on with horro SCRU'BBY. I Mean; vile; worthless ; but when they have made the breach, their ser dirty; rry.

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