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Egregious in a good sense

egregious-in-a-good-sense

3 Egregious in a good sense
an egregious & pregn[an]t instance
how far virtue surpasses ingenuity
Woodwd n. h. 2.

ECHINATED. adj.

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ECHINATED. adj. [from echinus, Latin.] Bristled like an
hedgehog; set with prickles.
An echinated pyrites in shape approaches the echinated crys-
talline balls. Woodward on Fossils.

EA’VESDROPPER. n.s.

eavesdropper-ns

EA’VESDROPPER. n.s. [eaves and drop.] A listener under
windows.
Under our tents I’ll play the eavesdropper,
To hear if any mean to shrink from me. Shakesp. Rich. III.

EA’GRE. n.s.

eagre-ns1

EA’GRE. n.s. [aeger, in Runick, is the ocean; in Islandick,
is to agitate, to incite.] A tide swelling above another tide,
observable in the river Severn.
For as an eagre rides in triumph o’er the tide,
The tyrant passions, hope and fear,
Did in extremes appear,
And flash’d upon the soul with equal force. Dryden.