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To EXCO’GITATE. v.a.

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To EXCO’GITATE. v.a. [excogito, Latin.] To invent; to
strike out by thinking.
If the wit of man had been to contrive this organ for him-
self; what could he have possibly excogitated more accurate?
More’s Antidote against Atheism.
The tradition of the origination of mankind seems to be
universal; but the particular methods of that origination, ex
cogitated by the heathen, were particular. Hale’s Orig. of Mank.
We shall find them to be little else than excogitated and in-
vented models, not much arising from the true image of the
things themselves. Hale’s Origin of Mankind.