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To STO’MACH. v.a.

To STO'MACH. v.a.

To STO’MACH. v.a. [stomachor, Latin.] To resent; to
Remember with anger and malignity.
Believe not all; or, if you must believe,
Stomach not all. Shakesp. Ant. and Cleopatra.
Jonathan loved David, and the people applauded him,; only
Saul stomached him, and therefore hated him. Hall’s Contemp.
The lion began to shew his teeth, and to stomach the af-
front.  L’Estrange’s Fables.



STA’RPAVED. adj. [star and pave.] Studded with stars.
In progress through the road of heav’n starpav’d. Milton.

To SMOKE. v.a.

To SMOKE. v.a.

To SMOKE. v.a.
I. To scent by smoke, or dry in smoke.
Frictions of the back-bone with flannel, smoaked with pene-
trating aromatical substances, have proved effectual. Arbuthnot.
2. To smell out; to find out.
He was first smok’d by the old lord Lafea; when his dis-
Guise and he is parted, tell me what a sprat you shall find him?
Shakespeare’s All’s well that ends well.
Tom Tattle passes for an impertinent, and Will. Trippet
Begins to be smoked, in case I continue this paper. Addis. Spect.
3. To sneer; to ridicule to the face.
Smoke the fellow there.  Congreve.



SLU’BBERDEGULLION. n.s. [I suppose a cant word without
Derivation.] A paltry, dirty, sorry wretch.
Quoth she, although thou hast deserv’d,
Base slubberdegullion, to be serv’d
As thou did’st vow to deal with me,
If thou had’st got the victory. Hudibras.
[Corrupted I believe from Scullion…a slovenlyscullion]

SLOP. n.s.

SLOP. n.s.

SLOP. n.s. [ylop, Saxon; sloove, Dutch, a covering.] Trow-
Sers; open breeches.
What said Mr. Dombledon about the satin for my short
Cloak and slops? Shakesp. Henry IV.
[whence Sailors call a Warehouse to buy clothes in – a Slop:Shop.]



SLI’PSHOD. adj. [slip and shod.] Having the shoes not pulled
up at the heels, but barely slipped on.
The slipshod ‘prentice from his master’s door
Had par’d the dirt, and sprinkled round the floor. Swift.



SK’IPJACK. n.s. [skip and jack.] An upstart.
The want of shame or brains does not presently entitle
every little skipjack to the board’s end in the cabinet. L’Estr.

SI’LENCE. interj.

SI'LENCE. inerj.

SI’LENCE. interj. An authoritative restraint of speech.
Sir, have pity; I’ll be his surety.—
Silence: one word more
Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. Shakespeare.

To SCU’DDLE. v.n.

To SCU'DDLE. v.n.

To SCU’DDLE. v.n. [from scud.] To run with a kind of af-
fected haste or precipitation. A low word.



SCHO’LIAST. n.s. [scholiaste, French; scholiastes, Latin.] A
writer of explanatory notes.
The title of this satyr, in some ancient manuscripts, was
the reproach of idleness; though in others of the scholiasts ‘tis
inscribed against the luxury of the rich. Dryden.
What Gellius or Stohaeus cook’d before,
Or chew’d by blind o’d scholiasts o’er and o’er. Dunciad.