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JY’MOLD. adj.


JY’MOLD. adj.  [See GIMAL.]
Their poor jades
Lob down their heads, dropping the hide and hips;
And in their pale dull mouths the jymold bit
Lies, foul with chew’d grass, still and motionless.
Shakespeare’s Henry V.

To JU’NKET. v.n.


To JU’NKET. v.n. [from the noun.]
I. To feast secretly; to make entertainments by stealth.
Whatever good bits you can pilfer in the day, save
to junket with your fellow servants at night.  Swift.
2. To feast.
Job’s children junketed and feasted together often, but the
reckoning cost them dear at last.  South’s Sermons.
The apostle would have no revelling or junketingSouth.

JU’BILEE. n.s.


JU’BILEE. n.s. [jubilé, Fr. jubilum, from jubilo, low Latin.] A
publick festivity; a time of rejoicing; a season of joy.
Angels utt’ring joy, heav’n rung
With jubilee, and loud hosanna’s fill’d
Th’eternal regions.  Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Joy was then a masculine and a severe thing: the recreation
of the judgment, or rejoicing, the jubilee of reason.  South.
The town was all a jubilee of feasts.  Dryden.

JO’URNAL. n.s.


JO’URNAL. n.s. [journal, French; giornale, Italian.]
I. A diary; an account kept of daily transactions.
Edward kept a most judicious journal of all the principal
passages of the affairs of his estate. Hayward on Edw. VI.
Time has destroyed two noble journals of the navigation of
Hanno and of Hamilcar.  Arbuthnot on Coins.
2. Any paper published daily.



JOBBERNO’WL. n.s. [most probably from jobbe, Flemish, dull,
and nowl, [p]nowl, Saxon, a head.] Loggerhead; blockhead.
And like the world, men’s jobbernowls
Turn round upon their ears, the poles. Hudibras, p. iii.

JOB. n.s.


JOB. n.s. [A low word now much in use, of which I cannot
tell the etymology.]
2. A low mean piddling lucrative busy affair.
I. Petty, piddling work; a piece of chance work.
He was now with his old friends in the state of a poor
disbanded officer after peace, like an old favourite of a cun-
ning minister after the job is over. Arbuthnot.
No cheek is known to blush, no heart to throb,
Save when they lose a question, or a job. Pope.
Such patents as these were never granted with a view of
being a job, for the interest of a particular person to the da-
mage of the publick. Swift.
3. A sudden stab with a sharp instrument.



INTRI’GUER. n.s. [intrigueur, Fr. from intrigue.] One who
busies himself in private transactions; one who forms plots;
one who persues women.
I desire that intriguers will not make a pimp of my lion,
And convey their thoughts to one another. Addison.



To INTHRALL. v.a. [in and thrall.] To enslave; to shac-
kle; to reduce to servitude. A word now seldom used, at
least in prose.
What though I be inthrall’d, he seems a knight,
And will not any way dishonour me. Shakesp. Henry VI.
The Turk has sought to extinguish the ancient memory of
those people which he has subjected and inthrall’d. Raleigh.
Authors to themselves in all
Both what they judge, and what they choose; for so
I form’d them free, and free they must remain
Till they inthrall themselves. Milton’s Par. Lost, b. ii.
She soothes, but never can inthrall my mind:
Why may not peace and love for once be join’d. Prior.



INTERLU’NAR. INTERLUNARY. adj. [inter and luna, Lat.] Belonging to the
time when the moon, about to change, is
We add the two Egyptian days in every month, the inter
lunars and prenilunary exemptions. Brown.
The sun to me is dark,
And silent as the moon,
When she deserts the night,
Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. Milton.

To INSPHE’RE. v.a.


To INSPHERE. v.a. [in and sphere.] To place in an orb or
Where those immortal shapes
Of bright aereal spirits live inspher’d,
In regions mild of calm and serene air. Milton.