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HYSTE’RICKS. n.s.

hystericks-ns

HYSTE’RICKS. n.s. [υςεριχος.] Fits of women, supposed to
proceed from disorders in the womb.

HY’PHEN. n.s.

hyphen-ns

HY’PHEN. n.s. [υφεν.] A note of conjunction: as, vir-tue,
ever-living.

HYPE’RMETER. n.s.

hypermeter-ns

HYPE’RMETER. n.s. [υ’ϖερ and με’τρου .] Any thing greater
than the standard requires.
When a man rises beyond six foot, he is an hypermeter, and
may be admitted into the tall club. Addison’s Guardian.

HYPERCRI’TICK. n.s.

hypercritick-ns

HYPERCRI’TICK. n.s. [hypercritique, Fr. υπερ and χριτιχος.]
A critick exact or captious beyond use or reason.
Those hypercriticks in English poetry differ from the opi-
nion of the Greek and Latin judges of antiquity, from the Ita-
lians and French, and from the general taste of all ages. Dryd.

HYPERBO’LICAL. adj.

hyperbolical-adj

HYPERBO’LICAL. HYPERBO’LICK. adj. [hyperbolique, French; from hyper-
bola
.]
I. Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of an hy-
perbola.
Cancellated in the middle with squares, with triangles be-
fore, and behind with hyperbolick lines. Grew’s Musaeum.
The horny or pellucid coat of the eye riseth up, as a hil-
lock, above the convexity of the white of the eye, and is of
an hyperbolical or parabolical figure. Ray on the Creation.
2. [From the hyperbole.] Exaggerating or extenuating beyond fact.
It is parabolical, and probably hyperbolical, and therefore not
to be taken in the strict sense. Boyle.

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To HYP. v.a.

to-hyp2-va

To HYP. v.a. [barbarously contracted from hypochondriack.] To
make melancholy; to dispirit.
I have been, to the last degree, hypped since I saw you. Spect.

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gyred

gyred

gyre v.a. to do round; to make
into gyres. or folds
Hamlet wth his doublet all un-
brac’d;
No hat upon his head, his stockings
loose
Ungarter’d & down gyred to his ancle;
Pale as his shirt. Shak.

To GU’TTLE. v.n.

to-guttle-vn

To GU’TTLE. v.n. [from gut.] To feed luxuriously; to
gormandise. A low word.
His jolly brother, opposite in sense,
Laughs at his thrift; and, lavish of expence,
Quaffs, crams, and guttles in his own defence. Dryden.

To gust v.a.

to-gust

To gust v.a. | gusto Lat |
To taste; to perceive
They’re here wth me already, whispering,
rounding:
Sicilia is a so forth; tis far gone
when I shall gust it last Shak

To GRUNTLE. v.n.

to-gruntle-vn

To GRUNT. To GRUNTLE. v.n. [grunnio, Latin.] To murmur like
a hog.
And neigh, and bark, and grunt, and roar and burn,
Like horse, hound, hog, bear, fire, at every turn. Shakesp.
Lament, ye swine! in gruntings send your grief;
For you, like me, have lost your sole relief. Gay’s Past.
Thy brinded boars may slumber undismay’d,
Or grunt secure beneath the chesnut shade. Tickel.
The scolding quean to louder notes doth rise,
To her full pipes the grunting hog replies;
The grunting hogs alarm the neighbours round. Swift.