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UNSLEE’PING. adj. Ever wakeful.
And roseate dews dispos’d
All but th’unsleeping eyes of God to rest. Milton’s Par. Lost.


UNSKA’NNED. adj. Not measured; not computed.
This tiger-footed rage, when it shall find
The harm of unskann’d swiftness will, too late,
Tie leaden pounds to’s heels. Shakesp. Coriolanus.


To UNPHILO’SOPHIZE. v.a. To degrade from the character
of a philosopher. A word made by Pope.
Our passions, our interests flow in upon us, and unphiloso
phize us into mere mortals. Pope.

UNDY’ING. adj.

UNDY’ING. adj. Not destroyed; not perishing.
Driven down
To chains of darkness, and th’undying worm. Milton.

To UN’CREATE. v.a.

To UN’CREATE. v.a. To annihilate; to reduce to nothing;
to deprive of existence.
Who created thee, lamenting learn;
Who can uncreate shalt know. Milton.
Light dies before her uncreating word.
Thus at her felt approach, and secret might,
Art after art goes out, and all is night. Pope’s Dunciad.


UNAPPA’LLED. adj. Not daunted; not impress’d by fear.
If my memory must thus be thrilled
To that strange yoke, which conquered all my senses;
Can thoughts still thinking so rest unappalled? Sidney.
Infernal ghosts
Environ’d thee; some howl’d, some yell’d, some shriek’d;
Some bent at thee their fiery darts; while thou
Sat’st unappall’d in calm and sinless peace. Milton.
As a lion, unappall’d with fear,
Springs on the toils, and rushes on the spear. Dryden.
Does this appear like guilt? When thus serene,
With eyes erect, and visage unappall’d,
Fixt on that awful face, I stand the charge;
Amaz’d, not fearing. Smith’s Phaed. and Hypelitus.

VERBO’SE. adj.

VERBO’SE. adj. [verbosus, Lat.] Exuberant in words; pro-
lix; tedious by multiplicity of words.
Let envy
Ill-judging and verbose, from Lethe’s lake,
Draw tuns unmeasurable. Prior.
They ought to be brief, and not too verbose in their way of
speaking; and to propound the matter of their argument in
a mild and gentle manner. Ayliffe’s Parergon.

To VAUNT. v.n.

To VAUNT. v.n.
I. To play the braggart; to talk with ostentation; to make
vain show; to boast.
You say, you are a better soldier;
Let it appear so; make your vaunting true. Shakesp.
The illusions of magick were put down, and their vaunt
ing in wisdom reproved with disgrace. Wisdom xvii. 7.
So spake th’apostate angel, though in pain;
Vaunting aloud, but rack’d with deep despair. Milton.
Pride which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what
he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has. Gov. of. Tongue.
2. I scarcely know in what sense Dryden has used this word, un-
less it be miswritten for vaults.
‘Tis he: I feel him now in ev’ry part;
Like a new world he vaunts about my heart. Dryden.


VAST. n.s.

VAST. n.s. [vastum, Latin.] An empty waste.
They shook hands, as over a vast; and embrac’d, as from
the ends of oppos’d winds. Shakespeare.
Through the vast of heav’n it sounded. Milton.
The wat’ry vast,
Secure of storms, your royal brother past. Pope.

VA’MPER. n.s.

VA’MPER. n.s. [from vamp.] One who pieces out an old
thing with something new.