ii s. ix. APRIL is, 1914.] NOTES AND QUERIES.
admiration, noun=a peculiar mode of election at
conclaves, more commonly styled " adoration."
" The cardinals have given over scrutiny, and
are fall'n to admiration." ' W.D.,' IV. ii. 38.
adventure, noun=object of a quest. " I am your
adventure, am I not ? " ' D.M.,' III. v. 96. after-ruin, noun. " To make themselves of strength and power to be our after-ruin."
' D.M.,' III. v. 46. all-composed, adj. " O all-compos'd of excellent
parts."' M. Col.,' 275. all-controlling, adj. " The all-controlling power
of fate."' M. Col.,' 114. all-spent, adj. " Who, being a bawd, corrupts
their all-spent oaths."' M. Col.,' 187. anno, noun. " In anno seventy-one." ' D.L.C.,' IV. ii. 321. (A curious instance of the use of this ablative as a regular noun.) another : one and another, pronoun. " Two
cornets, which .... answer one and another
interchangeably." ' Mon. Hon.,' 339. approvement, noun = favourable reception of a
literary work. " I will not. . . .insist upon the
approvement of it." ' D.L.C.,' To the Reader. arch-puritan, noun. " They might be godfathers
themselves, and yet be no arch-puritans."
' D.L.C.,' IV. ii. 218. audit-time, noun=time for casting up accounts.
" A slave that only smell'd of ink and counters,
in the audit time." ' D.M.,' III. iii. 73.
back- postern, no un= back-door. " Make out by
some back-postern." ' W.D.,' II. ii. 51. bag, noun(?).
Everything that moves, he goes in fear of 's life on ;
A fur gown'd cat. . . .a black cow. . . .
And if the baby go but to the bag
Tis ink and paper for a mittimus.
' Cuck.,' II. ii. 98. baivd, adj.=bawdy. "A whirlwind strike off
these bawd farthingales."' D.M.,' II. i. 163. be-agued, ad j. = seized with a fever-fit. "I was
be-agu'd, fearing " 'App.,' I. i. 40.
bleat, active verb (?). On a personage in the
play revealing his identity before a court of
justice while on the bench, another exclaims,
" How the judges have bleated him ! "
' D.L.C.,' IV. ii. 478. bondslave-like, adv. =as becomes a slave. " In
her most proper habit, bondslave-like."
' App.,' IV. i. 205. brine-wet, adj.=wet with salt water. "All the
pillow. .. .was brine-wet with her tears."
' W.D.,' III. ii. 328. bring off, active verb =to assist in a fight, to look
to a combatant's safety.
Not as the law of combat is, to stand
Aloof and see fair play, bring off his friend,
But to engage his person, ' Cuck.,' I. ii. 77. burial-plot, noun=burying-ground. "A burial- plot for both your honours." ' W.D.,' I. ii. 301. cantharide-monger, noun = a debauched man.
" Ask all your cantharide-mongers that ques- tion." ' D.L.C.,' II. i. 144. chaperoness, noun = a female guardian, a duenna.
" My precious chaperoness." 'D.L.C.,' I. ii. 181.
(The word chaperon is first quoted from Mrs.
Delany, 1720.) city -chronicle, noun. " As the city-chronicle
relates it."' D.M.,' III. iii. 17. city-chuff, noun = a rich miser of the City. " Rich
city chuffs.... go and plough up fools."
' D.L.C.,' II. i. 200.
collectionship, noun=the lapse of time during which a student reads for a degree at a Univer- sity. " All the time of your collectionship "
' D.L.C.,' II. i. 34. (Collections at Oxford is an examination at the end of each term ; not men- tioned before 1709.) compliment, noun = challenge.
I rather chose the hazard of my soul, Than forgo the compliment of a choleric man . 'D.L.C.,' II. iv. 12. *
conmve, active verb=to join for a common pur- pose. " Please your lordships so to connive yoxir judgments to the view." ' W.D.,' Ill ii. 27. (This sentence is uttered by a pedantic coxcomb.) The verb has the meaning of "to have a covert understanding with " in the following texts, but is used intransitivelv : 1797, Lomax, ' Philanthrope,' No. 28, 222 * 1831, Scott, ' Castle Dangerous,' II., " Dost thou connive with the wolves?" 1850, Mrs. Browning, ' Poems,' i. 6, " Who acts, connives With God."
court-calumny, noun. " One of Pasquil's paper- bullets, court-calumny." ' D.M.,' III. i. 49.
court-delay, noun. " had spent Poth money
and herself in court-delays." ' M. Col.,' 164. court-ejectment, noun = expulsion from court.
" Doth he make a court-ejectment of me ? "
- W.D.,' V. iii. 50.
court-faction, noun. " These strong court-factions
In the career oft break the riders' necks "
' W.D.,' V. iv. 14.
court-gall, noun=a discontented courtier. "Bo- sola, the only court-gall." ' D.M.,' I. i. 23. court-game, no un= fashionable game. "Tis a
court-game. . . .as gleek." ' D.L.C.,' II. i. 57. court-mist, noun = dreams of fashionable living " I have remov'd this court-mist from her eyes." ' D.L.C.,' I. ii. 69.
court-promise, noun. " Court-promises ! let wise men count them curs'd ! " ' W.D.,' V. ii. 193.
court-sport, noun. " nought so tedious as.
court-sport." ' M. Col.,' 92.
court-tears, noun=false weeping. "These court- tears claim not your tribute to them." ' W D ' V. ii. 225.
court-tvisdom, noun = experience of court life. " Wilt hear some of my court-wisdom ? " , ' W.D.,' V. ii. 71. dagger-point, noun. " My dagger-point had cleft
her heart." ' W.D.,' III. i. 37. demi-footcloth, noun = a short caparison for a
horse. " A demi-footcloth for his moil "
' W.D.,' III. ii. 176.
devolve, active verb =to open by means of folding doors. " Let Janus' temple be devolv'd." 'App.,' I. iii. 134. (This word originally meant to unroll or unfold.)
dilate, active verb = to display. "The Monu- ment of Gratitude thus dilates itself."
' Mon. Hon.,' 365.
double - married, adj. =twice - wedded. " Being^ double-married, I may now have two children." ' Cuck.,' V. ii. 134.
elm-body, noun = the trunk of an elm. " Twa elm-bodies sprang up from one root." ' Mon. Hon.,' 353.
eye-seeded, adj. = spotted with eyes like a peacock's tail. " Her eye-seeded robe." ' Mon. Col.,' 160.
felloic-murderer, noun = accomplice in a crime. " Now you know me for your fellow-murderer." ' D.M.,' V. ii. 296.