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EXCU’RSIVE. adj.

excursive-adj

EXCU’RSIVE. adj. [from excurro, Latin.] Rambling; wander-
ing; deviating.
But why so far excursive? when at hand
Along these blushing borders, bright with dew,
Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace? Thoms. Spring.

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.

To set an example

to-set-an-example

v.a. To set an example
Do villainy, do, since you profess to do’t
Like workmen: I’ll example you with
thievery Shak

ESTIVA’TION. n.s.

estivation-ns

ESTIVA’TION n.s. [æstivatio, Latin.] The act of passing
the Summer.
A grotto is a place of shade, or estivation. Bacon’s Essays.

encyclopedia

encyclopedia

In ye encyclopedia & round of knowledge
like ye grt wheels of heaven, we must observe
two circles, yt while we are daily carried about
& whirled on by ye swing & rapt of ye one,
we may maintain a natl & proper course
in ye sober wheel of ye othr Bro. V.E.

ENCRO’ACHER. n.s.

encroacher-ns

ENCRO’ACHER. n.s. [from encroach.]
I. One who seizes the possession of another by gradual and silent
means.
The bold encroachers on the deep,
Gain by degrees huge tracts of land,
‘Till Neptune, with one gen’ral sweep,
Turns all again to barren strand.  Swift.
2. One who makes slow and gradual advances beyond his
rights.
Full dress creates dignity, augments consciousness, and
keeps at a distance an encroacher. Clarissa.

ENCO’MPASSMENT. n.s.

encompassment-ns

ENCO’MPASSMENT. n.s. [from encompass.] Circumlocution;
remote tendency of talk.
Finding
By this encompassment and drift of question,
That they do know my son, come you more near. Shakes.

Emblazon

emblazon

[Emblazon]
Emblazonry, brightness splendor, resplen
dent pomp. Him round
A globe of fiery Seraphim inclosed
With bright emblazonry & horrent arms.
M PL. B. 2. l. 512

E’LFLOCK. n.s.

elflock-ns

E’LFLOCK. n.s. [elf and lock.] Knots of hair twisted by
elves.
This is that very Mab,
That plats the manes of horses in the night,
And cakes the elflocks in foul sluttish hairs,
Which, once untangl’d, much misfortune bodes. Shakesp.

To E’LEMENT. v.a.

to-element-vn

To E’LEMENT. v.a. [from the noun.]
I. To compound of elements.
Whether any one such body be met with, in those said to
be elemented bodies, I now question. Boyle’s Scept. Chym.
2. To constitute; to make as a first principle.
Dull sublunary lover’s love,
Whose soul is sense, cannot admit
Of absence, ‘cause it doth remove
The thing which elemented it. Donne.