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CADE, sub. a cask, a barrel
CADDIS, sub. a galloon of worsted
CADDIS-GARTER, adj. worsted garter (in derision);
garters of the time were worn in sight, and
naturally were of costly material
CAGE, sub. a prison
CAKE, sub. 'my cake is dough on both sides'=
our plans are quite frustrated
CAKED, pt.p. coagulated, inert
CALIVER, sub. a kind of musket
CALL, sub. a whistle to lure birds
CALLAT, sub. a drab
CANARY, sub. a lively dance;v. i. to dance the
above dance
CANDLE-MINE, sub. a magazine of tallow
CANDLE-WASTER, sub. one who sits up late to
study
CANKER and CANKER-BLOOM} sub. the rose of the
sweet-briar
CANKER-BLOSSOM, sub. a blossom eaten by the
canker-worm
CANTLE, sub. a small piece, a slice
CANTON, sub. a song
CANZONET, sub. a song, a ditty [Ital. canzonetta]
CAPITULATE, v. i. to make an agreement; to combine
CAPOCCHIA, sub. a fool,—fem. of capocchio,—
An Italian word.
CARAWAYS, sub. comfits made with caraway seeds
CARBONADO, sub. meat scotched for broiling; v. t.
to hack like acarbonado
CARD, sub. 'cooling card'=a stroke which suddenly
turns the tables
CARDECU, sub. [quart d'écu], quarter of a French
crown
CARKANET, sub. a necklace [Fr. carcan]
CARL, sub. a clown, peasant
CARLOT, sub. a peasant
CARPETS, sub. table cloths
CARRACK, sub. a huge ship of burthen [Ital.
caracca]
CASE, v. t. to strip off the skin
CASQUE, sub. a helmet [Fr. casque]
CASSOCK, sub. a military cloak
CAST, v. t. to dismiss; pt.p. emptied out;
adj. second-hand, cast off
CATAIAN, sub. a Chinaman, a native of Cathay, a
cant term
CATLINGS, sub. small strings for musical instru-
ments, made of cat-gut
CAUTEL, sub. craft, stratagem
CAUTELOUS, adj. crafty, cunning, deceitful
CEASE, sub. extinction.
CEINTURE [O. Ed. CENTRE], sub. cincture, girdle
CENSER, THIN MAN IN A, 'a plate or dish, in
which was incense, and at the bottom of
which was usually represented in rude carving
the figure of some saint' (Hanmer)
CENSURE, sub. opinion, judgment; judicial sentence
CEREMENTS, sub. the wrappings of an embalmed
body
'CERN, v. t. to concern
CESSE, v. i. to cease
CHACE, sub. a term at tennis [quibbling]
CHAMBERS, sub. small cannons
CHANGEABLE, adj. varying in colour
CHANSON, sub. a song
CHAPE, sub. the metal at the end of a scabbard
CHARACTER, sub. handwriting
CHARE, sub. a turn of work
CHARGE-HOUSE, sub. a school-house
CHARNECO, sub. a kind of wine, named from Char-
neca in Portugal
CHAUDRON, sub. entrails
CREATOR, sub. an escheator
CHERRY-PIT, sub. a childish game
CHEVERIL, sub. kid-leather; adj. yielding, flexible
CHEWET, sub. a chough [Fr. chouette or chutte],
There may be an allusionto another meaning of the
word, which is a sort of meat pie.]
CHILDING, adj. fruitful
CHILDNESS, sub. childish disposition
CHOPINE, sub. a high-soled shoe
CHOPPY, adj, chapped
CHRISTOM CHILD, sub. a chrisom child, one who
died within a month of birth; the chrisom was
a white cloth put on the infant at baptism
CHUFF, sub. a churl,
'CIDE, v. t. to decide
CINQUE-PACE, sub. a grave dance [Fr. cinquepas],
CIRCUMSTANCE, sub. circumlocution
CITAL, sub. a recital
CITIZEN, sub. town-bred, effeminate
CITTERN, sub. a guitar
CLACK-DISH, sub. a beggar's dish with a loose
cover, by moving which he attracted the notice
of passers by
CLAP, AT A, at a blow
CLAPPER-CLAW, v. t. to beat soundly
CLAW, v. t. to flatter
CLEPE, v. t. to call
CLIMATE, sub. clime, region
CLIMATURES, sub. fellow-countrymen
CLING, v. t. to shrivel up
CLIP, v. t. to embrace
CLIPPER, sub. a defacer of coin
CLOUD, sub. a spot between the eyes of horses, re
garded as a blemish
CLOUT, sub. nail in centre of target
CLOUTED, adj, hobnailed; or according to some,
patched
CLOY, v. t. to stroke with the claw,
COBLOAF, sub. a misshapen loaf of bread, run out
in the baking into lumps
COCK, sub. a cock-boat; a weathercock
COCK-A-HOOP, TO SET, to cast off all restraint
COCKLE, sub. a weed in corn, the corn-cockle
COCKNEY, sub. one bred and born in the city, and
ignorant of all things out of it
COCK-SHUT TIME, twilight
CODLING, sub. an unripe apple
COFFIN, the crust of a pie
COG, v. i. to cheat; v. t. to filch
COIGN, sub. a corner-stone [Fr. coin]
COIL, sub. bustle, tumult
COLLECTION, sub. inference
COLLIED, adj. sooty, black
COMMA, sub. the smallest break or stop,
COMMODITY, sub. profit, advantage
COMPACT, pt. p. made up of, composed
COMPASSED, adj, round, arched
COMPETITOR, sub. partner
COMPTIBLE, adj. sensitive
CON, v. t. to learn, to know, to understand;
to con thanks=to give thanks
CONCLUSION, sub, an experiment
CONCLUSION, STILL, silent inference, or perhaps
settled demeanour
CONSUL, sub. Venetian senator
CONVENT, v. i. to be suitable
CONVICTED, pt. p. defeated
CONVINCE, v. t. to overcome
CONVIVE, v. i. to feast together
CONY-CATCH, v. i. cheat
COPATAIN, adj. high-crowned and pointed
COPE, v. t. to encounter; to requite
COPESMATE, sub. a companion
COPPED, adj. round-topped
COPY, sub. lease
CORANTO, sub. a quick lively dance
CORINTHIAN, sub. a wencher
CORKY, adj, shrivelled
COROLLARY, sub, a surplus [Fr. corottaire]
CORROSIVE, & CORSIVE) sub. an irritant remedy;
adj, irritating, giving pain
COSTARD, sub. the head,—properly an apple
COTE, v. t. to come up with, and pass on the
way
COT-QUEAN, sub. a man busying himself with the
business of women
COUNTER, adv. to run or hunt counter is to follow
the game backwards on the scent, (here a play is
intended on the name of the well-known
London debtors' prison, the Counter)
COUNTER-CASTER, sub. a reckoner, caster-up of
accounts
COUNTERFEIT, sub. a portrait; a piece of bad money
COUNTERPOINT, sub. a counterpane
COUNTERVAIL, v. t. to outweigh
COUPLET, sub. a pair
COURSE, sub. a large sail; theonset of dogs in bear-
baiting
COURT-CUPBOARD, sub. a sideboard
COURT HOLY-WATER, sub. flattery [Fr. eau bénite
de la cour]
COWER, v. i. to sink or squat .down [F. couver]
COWL-STAFF, sub. a pole on which a basket is
borne by two persons
COY, v. t. to stroke, to caress;v. i. to disdain
COYSTRIL, sub. a mean fellow, originally a groom
COZIER, sub. a cobbler
CRACK, v. i. to boast; sub. a pert forward boy
CRACKED WITHIN THE RING, uncurrent [quib-
bling]
CRACKER, sub. a blusterer
CRANK, sub. a winding passage
CRANTS, sub. a garland, a chaplet
CRARE, sub. a small vessel
CRAVEN, v. t. to make recreant or cowardly
CREEK, sub. a rivulet, a winding part of a rivulet
CRESSET, sub. an open lamp set on a beacon, or
carried on a pole
CRIB, sub. a hovel
CRISP, adj. curled
CRITIC, sub. a cynic, a carper
CROSS-ROW, sub. the Christ Cross Row, the alpha-
bet
CROW-KEEPER, sub. the boy, or stuffed figure, to
keep away crows
CRUEL, adj. crewel, worsted [quibbling]
CRUZADO, sub. a Portuguese coin worth about six
shillings
CRY, sub. a pack; a company
CRY AIM, to encourage
CRY YOU MERCY, I beg your pardon
CUB-DRAWN, adj. sucked dry by cubs, made
ravenous
CULLION, sub. a mean fellow [Ital. coglióne]
CULLIONLY, adj. mean, contemptible
CULVERIN, sub. a kind of cannon
CURB, v. t. to bend [Fr. courber]
CURIOSITY, sub. scrupulosity
CURIOUS, adj. elegant; careful, anxious
CURRENTS, sub. occurrences
CURST, adj. ill-tempered
CUSHES, sub. cuisses, armour for the thighs
CUSTARD-COFFIN, sub. the crust of a custard
CUSTOMER, sub. a loose woman
CUT, sub. a horse
CUT AND LONG-TAIL, of every sort
CUTTLE, sub. a bully
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