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..To Dissipate.

2. To put out of any state, condition, Soldiers, disperse yourselves. Sbakspeare. office, trust, or dignity. If the night

To displace any who are in, upon displeasure, Have gather'd aught of evil or conceal’d,

is by all means to be avoided, unless there be a Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.

manifest cause for it.

Bacon
Milton.

Abdal, who commands
3. To deal about; to distribute.

The city, is the prince's friend, and therefore Being a king that loved wealth, he could not Must be displac'd, and thou shalt straight sucendure to have trade sick, nor any obstruction

ceed him.

Denbam.
to continue in the gate vein which disperseth that A religion, established by God himself,
blood.

Bacon. should not be displaced by any thing, under a
DISPE'R SEDLY. adv. [from dispersed.]

demonstration of that divine power that first
In a dispersed manner ; separately:

introduced it.

South.
The erquisite wits of some few, peradventure,

One then may be displac’d, and one may reign;
are able, dispersedly here and there, to find now

And want of merit render birthright vain. a word, and then a sentence, which may be

Dryden.
more probably suspected, than easily cleared, of 3. To disorder.

Hooker. You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good
Those minerals are either found in grains,

meeting
éspersedly intermixed with the corpuscles of

With most admir'd disorder.

Shaksp. earth or sand, or else amassed into balls or no

Displacency. n. s. [displicentia, Lat.]
dules.

Woodward. 1. Incivility; disobligation.
DISPERSEDNESS. n. s. [from dispersed.] 2. Disgust; any thing unpleasing.
The state of being dispersed ; disper- The displacencies that he receives, by the

consequences of his excess, far outweigh all that
Dispe’RSENESS. n. s. [from disperse.] To Displa’nt. v.a. [dis and plant.]

is grateful .

Decay of Piety,
Thinness ; scatteredness.
The torrid parts of Africk are by Piso re-

1. To remove a plant.
sembled to a libbard's skin, the distance of whose 2. To drive a people from the place in
spots represent the disperseness of habitations or
town, in Africk.

which they have fixed their residence.
DISPERSER, n. s. [from disperse.) A

Brerewood. All those countries, which, lying near unto

any mountains, or Irish desarts, had been planted scatterer ; a spreader.

with English, where shortly displanted and lost. Those who are pleased with defamatory libels,

Spenser. so far as to approve the authors and dispersers of

I may justly account new plantations to be them, are as guilty as if they had composed

the children of former kingdoms: I like a plan-
DISPERSION. N, s. (from dispersio, Lat.)

Spectator. tation in a pure soil; that is, where people are
not displanted.

Bacon.
1. The act of scattering or spreading.

DISPLANTA’TION. 1. s. [from dis and :. The state of being scattered.

plantatio.] Noah began from thence his dispersior.

1. The removal of a plant.

Raleigh. 2. The eiection of a people. sions, two or three of us may yet be gathered

The Edenites were garrisoned to resist the As

syrians, whose displantation Senacherib vaunted
Pope. of.

Raleigh.
To DISPLA'Y. v. a. [desployer, Fr.]
to deject; to depress;

1. To spread wide.
to damp; to terrify; to intiniidate; to

The northern wind his wings did broad display
At his command, and reared him up light.

Fairy Queen.
There he him found all carelessly display'd,

In secret shadow from the sunny ray,
Clarendon.
with

On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid. Fairy Queen.
2. To exhibit to the sight or mind.

You speak not like yourself, who ever yet
Soutb.

Have stood to charity, and display'd th' effec:s
Of disposition gentle.

Sbaksp.
Thou heav'n's alternate beauty canst display,
Drydena
The blush of morning, and the milky way:

Dryden.
The works of nature, and the words of reve-

lation, display truth to mankind in characters so
Rogers,

visible, that those, who are not quite blind, may
read.

Lcoke.
The storm the dark Lycæan groves display'd,
And first to light expos'd the sacred shade.

Popes
Collier. Say how this instrument of love b gar

And in immortal strains display the fan.

3. To carve; to cut.up.
Dict, He carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder.

Spectator.
4. To talk without restraint.

The very te'low which of late,
Display'd so saucily a zainst your highness.
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Stakspeare.

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After so many dispersions, and so many divi,

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culties.

together,
Te Dispírit. v. a. (dis and spirit.]
1. To discourage;
fright; to strike with fear.

Certain it is, that the poor man appeared so
espirited, that he spoke but few words after he
came upon the scaffold.
The providence of God strikes not
them, but dashes, and even dispirits, all their
endeavours, and makes their designs heartless and
Steady to my principles, and not dispirited
with my afflictions, I have overcome all diffi-

Amidst all the honours that are paid him, he
feels nothing in himself but a poor, weak, dispi-
sited mortal, yielding to the laws of corruption.
2. To exhaust the spirits; to oppress the
constitution of the body;
He has dispirited himself by a debauch, and
drank away his good humour.
Dispéritedness. n. s. [from dispirit.]

Want of vigour ; want of vivacity:
Te Displa'ce. v. a, (dis and place.)
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S: To set ostentatiously to view,

You've shewn how much you my content, They are all couched in a pit, with obscured

design; lights; which, at the very instant of our meet- Yet, ah! would heav'n's displeasure pass like ing, they will at once display to the night.

mine!

Dryden. Sbakspeare: Nothing is in itself so pernicious to comntunio DISPLA'Y. n. s. [from the verb.] Ani

ties of learned men, as the displeasure of their prince.

Addisor, exhibition of any thing to view.

Our ennobled understandings take the wings 4. State of disgrace; state of being disof the morning to visit the world above us, and

countenanced ; disfavour. have a glorious display of the highest form of He went into Poland, being in displeasure with created excellencies.

Glanville. the pope for overmuch familiarity. Peacban. We can with the greatest coldness behold the To DISPLE'ASURE. v. a.' (from the Stupendous displays of omnipotence, and be in

noun.) To displease; not to gain fatransports at the puny essays of human skill.

Spectator.

vour ; not to win affection. A word

not elegant, nor now in use. DispleA'SANCE. n. s. [from displease.] When the way of pleasuring or displeasuring Anger ; discontent. Obsolete.

lieth by the favourite, it is impossible any other Cordell said, she lov'd him as behov'd;

should be over great.

Bach. Whose simple answer, wanting colours fair To DISPLOʻDĚ. v. a. [displodo, Latin.) To paint it forth, him to displeasance mov'd.

To disperse with a loud noise; to vent
Fairy Queen.

with violence.
DISPLEA'SANT, adj. [from displease.] Stood rank'd of seraphim another row,
Unpleasing ; offensive; unpleasant. In posture to displode their second tire
What to one is a most grateful odour, to an- Of thunder.

Miltene other is noxious and displeasant; and it were a DISPLOʻSION. n. s. [from displosus, Lat), misery to some to lie stretched on a bed of

Glanville's Seepsis

The act of disploding; a sudden burst TO DISPLE’Ase. v.a. [dis and please.] Dispoʻrt. n. s. [dis and sport.] Play;

or dispersion with noise and violence. To offend ; to make angry: God was displeased with this thing. i Chron.

sport ; pastime ; diversion ; amuseTo DisPLE'ASE. V. n. To disgust; to

ment; merriment. raise aversion.

She list not hear, but her disports pursued; Foul sights do rather displease, in that they

And ever bade him stay, till time the tide rea

new'd. excite the memory of foul things, than in the immediate objects; and therefore, in pictures,

His disports were ingenuous and manlike, those foul sights do not much offend.

whereby he always learned somewhat. Hayward Bacon.

She busied, heard the sound Your extreme fondness was perhaps as disa Of rustling leaves; but minded not, as us’d, pleasing to God before, as now your extreme af.

To such disport before her through the field, Hiction.

Temple. Sweet and stinking commonly serve our turn for these ideas, which, in effect, is little more than

To Dispoʻrt. v.a. [from the noun.] to call them pleasing or displeasing ; though the

To divert. smell of a rose and violet, both sweet, are cer

He often, but attended with weak guard, tainly very distinct ideas.

Locke. Comes hunting this way to disport himself. Disple'ASINGNESS. n. s. [from displeas- To Dispoʻrt. v. n.

Sbakspeare ing.} Offensiveness ; quality of of.

To play ; to toy;

to wanton. fending It is a mistake to think that men cannot

Fresh gales and gentle airs change the displeasingness or indifferency, that is

Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings in actions, into pleasure and desire, if they will

Flung rose, Aung odours, from the spicy do but what is in their power.

Disporting!

Locke. DISPLE'ASURE. n. s. [from displease.]

Loose to the winds their airy garments fiew; 3. Uneasiness; pain received.

The glitt'ring textures of the filmy dew

Dipt in the richest tincture of the skies, When good is proposed, its absence carries Where light disports in evet mingling dyes. displeasure or pain with it.

Locke. 2. Offence ; pain given.

DispoʻSAL. n. s. [from dispose.] Now shall I be more blameless than the Phili- 1. The act of disposing or regulating any stines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges. 3. Anger ; indignation.

thing; regulation ; dispensation ; dis

tribution. True repentance may be wrought in the hearts of such as fear God, and yet incur his displea

Tax not divine disposal ; wisest men sure, the deserved effect whereof is eternal death.

Have err’d, and by bad women been deluded.

Hooker.
He should beware that he did not provoke

2. The power of distribution; the right Solyman's heavy displeasure against him.

of bestowing: Knolles.

Are not the blessings both of this world and Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn

the next in his disposal ? From his displeasure. Though the reciprocalness of the injury ought

Milton. 3. Government ; management; conduct.

We shall get more true and clear knowledge to allay the displeasure at it, yet men so much more consider what they suffer than whar they

by one rule, than by taking up principles, and

thereby putting our minds into the disposals do.

Decay of Piety.

others. On me alone thy just displeasure lay; 4. Establishment in a new state ; dismis But take thy judgments from this mourning sion into new hands. land.

Dryden,

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Tatier. good humour, and chearful in her family, are in To DISPOʻSE. v. a. [disposer, French ; the arts and sciences of female life. Tatler.

10. To DISPOSE of. To give away by 1972 & 1. To employ to various purposes ; to authority. diffuse.

A rural judge dispos'd of beauty's prize.
Thus, whilst she did her various pow'r dispose,

Waller.
The world was free from tyrants, wars, and 11. To Dispose of. To direct.

Prior.

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole 2. To give; to place; to bestow.

disposing thereof is of the Lord. Proverbs. from

Yet see, when noble benefits shall prove 12. TO DISPOSE of. To conduct ; to
Not well dispos'd, the mind grown once corrupt, behave,
They turn to vicious forms, ren times more ugly
Than erer they were fair.

They must receive instructions how to diso

Sbaksp.
Of what you gathered, as most your own, you

pose of themselves when they come, which must have disposed much in works of public piety.

be in the nature of laws unto them. Bacon.

Spratt. 13. To Dispose of. To place in any
3. To turn to any particular end or con- condition.
sequence.

For the remaining doube,
Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose

What to resolve, and how dispose of me,
To future good our past and present woes.

Be warn'd to cast that useless care aside.
Dryden.

Dryden. 4. To adapt ; to form for any purpose.

14. To DISPOSE of. To put away by These when the knights beheld, they 'gan

any means.

They require more water than can be found,
Themselves to court, and each a damsel chose. and more than can be disposed of, if it wą found.
But if thee list unto the court to throng,
Spenser.

Burneto
And there to haunt after the hoped prey,

To Dispoʻse. v. n. To bargain ; to make Then must thou thee dispose another way.

terms. Obsolete. Hubbard's Tale.

When she saw you did suspect s. To frame the mind; to give a propen

She had dispos'd with Cæsar, and that your rage sion; to incline : with to.

Would not be purg'd, she sent word she was Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands

dead.

Sbakspeare. to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and Dispoʻse. n. s. [from the verb.)

Bacon.

1. Power ; management; disposal : with
The memory of what they had suffered, by at or to.
being without it, easily disposed them to do this. All that is mine I leave at thy dispose;

Clarendon.
He knew the seat of Paradise ;
My goods, my lands, my reputation.

Sbaksp.

'It shall be my task Below the moon, or else above it.

To render thee the Parchian et dispose. Milton,

Hudibras.
This disposes men to believe what it teaches,

Of all your goodness leaves to our dispose,

Our liberty's the only gift we chuse. Dryden.

Temple
A man might do this now if he were mali-

2. Distribution ; act of government ; disciously disposed, and had a mind to bring matters

pensation. Although the frequency of prayer and fasting

Dryden.

All is best, though oft we doubt

What th' unsearchable dispose may be of no efficacy to dispose God to be more

Of highest wisdom brings about, gracious, yet it is of great use to dispose us to be

And ever best found in the close. Milton, If mere moralists find themselves disposed to

Smalridge. 3. Disposition ; cast of behaviour. Ob

solete.
nct think their morality concerned to check
or avarice, they do He hath a person, and a smooth dispose,

To be suspected; fram'd to make women false.
Swift.

Shakspeare. 4. Disposition ; cast of mind; inclina

tion. Obsolete. Locke.

He carries on the stream of his dispose

Without observance or respect of any,
The knightly forms of combat to dispose. Dryden. DISPO'SER. n. S. [from dispose.]

In will peculiar.

Sbaksp. 1. Distributer; giver; bestower. person or

The magistrate is both the beggar, and the disposer of what is got by begging. Graunt. 2. Governour; regulator ; director.

I think myself obliged, whatever my private Locke. apprehensions may be of the success, to do my

duty, and leave events to their disposer. Boyle. Swift.

All the reason of mankind cannot suggest any solid ground of satisfaction, but in making that God our friend, who is the absolute disposer of all things.

South.
Would I had been disposer of thy stars,
Thou shouldst have had thy wish, and died in

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more objects of his grace. pride, lust, intemperance, them. 6. To make fit: with for.

This may dispose me, perhaps, for the reception of truth; but helps me not to it. 7. To regulate ; to adjust.

Wak'd by the cries, th' Athenian chief arose 8. To Dispose of. To apply to any pur. pose; to transfer to

any other
All men are naturally in a state of perfect
freedom to order their actions, and dispose of
their possessions and persons, as they think fit,
within the bounds of the law of nature.

Dispose of the meat with the butler, or any 9. To Dispose of. To put into the hands of another.

As she is mine, I may dispose of her;
Which shall be either to this gentleman,,
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3. One who takes from, and give to, though it be substantially true, concerning the whom he pleases.

form and matter, is also dispositively verined in But brandish'd high, in an ill omen'd hour,

the efficient or producer. Brown's Vulg. Err. To thee, proud Gaul, behold thy justest fear, DISPOʻSITOR. n. s. [from dispose.] The The master sword, disposer of thy pow'r. Prior. lord of that sign in which the planet DISPOSITION. n. s. [from dispositio, Lat.) is, and by which therefore it is over1. Order; method ; distribution.

ruled. Touching musical harmony, whether by in- To DISPOSSE'ss, v. a. [dis and possess.) strument or voice, it being of high and low, in

1. To put out of possession; to deprive ; due proportionable disposition, such notwithstanding is the force thereof, and so very pleas

to disseize. ing effects it hatb, in that very part of man which

The blow from saddle forced him to fly; is most divine, that some have been thereby in

Else might it needs down o his manly breast duced to think, that the soul itself by nature is,

Have cleft his head in twain, and life thence 'or hath in it, harmony.

Hooker.
dispossest.

Fairy Queen.
Under thás head of invention is placed the dis-

Thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras

, position of the work, to put all things in a beau

ere I will allow of thy wits; and fear to kill a tiful order and harmony, that the whole may be

woodcock, lest thou dispossess the soul of thy of a piece.

Dryden's Dufresning.

grandame. Sbakspeare's Tavelfth Night. I ask whether the connection of the extremes

Let us sit upon the ground, and tell be not more clearly seen, in this simple and na

How some have been depos’d, some slain in war, tural disposition, than in the perplexed repeti

Some haunted by the ghosts they dispossess'd, tions and jumble of five or six syllogisms ?"

Sbakspeare's Ricbard II. Locke.

I will chuse 2. Natural fitness ; quality.

Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world, Refrangibility of the rays of light is their dis

And dispossess her all.

Sbakspeare's Timen. position to be refracted, or turned out of their

In thee I hope; thy succours I invoke,

To win the crown whence I am dispossessid; way, in passing out of one transparent body or inedium into another.

Nouton.

For like renown awaiteth on the stroke, 3. Tendency to any act or state.

To cast the haughty down, or raise th' oppress'd

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Fairfax. This argueth a great disposition to putrefac- The children went to Gilead, and took it, tion in the soil and air.

Bacon.
Disposition is when the power and ability of

and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it,

Numbers.
doing any thing is forward, and ready upon This inaccessible high strength, the seat
every occasion to break into action. Locke.
Bleeding is to be used or omitted according

Of Deity supreme, us dispossess'd,
He trusted to have seiz'd.

Milton. to the symptoms which affect the brain : it re

Restless Amata lay
lieves in any inflammatory disposition of the coat Fir'd with disdain for Turnus dispossest,
of the nerve.

Arbuthnot on Diet.

And the new nuptials of the Trojan guest. 4. Temper of mind.

I have suffered more for their sakes, more than the villanous inconstancy of man's disposi

2. It is generally used with of before the tion is able to bear,

Sbaksp.

thing taken away. Lesser had been

Charles resolved, with a puissant army, to The thwartings of your disposition, if

pass over, and to dispossess the pirate of Tunis. You had not shew'd them how you were dis

Knolles' Histery. pos'd,

No pow'r shall dispossess
Ere they lack'd power to cross you. Sbaksp.

My thoughts of that expected happiness.
5. Affection of kindness or ill will.
I take myself to be as well informed as most

O fairest of all creatures, last and best men in the dispositions of each people towards

Of what heav'n made, how art thou dispossess'd the other.

Of all thy native glories!

Swift. 6. Predominant inclination.

Nothing can create more trouble to a 'man As they pinch one another by the disposition,

than to endeavour to dispossess him of this cona ceit.

Tillotsone he cries out, no more.

Sbaksp. 3. Formerly with from. The love we bear to our friends is generally caused by our finding the same disposition in

They arrogate dominion undeserv'd them which we feel in ourselves.

Over their brethren, and quite dispassess,

Pope. 7. Assortment ; adjustment of external

Concord and law of nature

from the earth,

Miltos. circumstances : not used.

It will be found a work of no small difficulty I crave fit disposition for 'my wife,

to dispossess and throw out a vice from that heart, Due reference of place and exhibition,

where long possession begins to plead prescrip As levels with her breeding. Shaksp. Othello.

tion. DispoʻSITIVE. adj. [from dispose.] That Dispoʻsure. n. s. [from dispose.]

implies disposal of any property ; de- 1. Disposal ; government ; power ; mide cretive.

nagement. The words of all judicial acts are written nar. In his disposure is the orb of earth, ratively, unless it be in sentences wherein dispo- The throne of kings, and all of human birth. sitive and enacting terms are made use of.

Ayliffe's Parergon. They quietly surrendered both it and thenzo DispoʻSITIVELY. adv. (from dispositive.]

Whilst they murmur against the present disa 1. In a dispositive manner.

posure of things, they do tácitly desire in them a

difformity from the primitive rule, and the idea 2. Respecting individuals ; distributively,

;

of that mind that formed all things best. That axiom in philosophy, that the generation of one thing is the corruption of another, als

Brown's Vulgar Errourse

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Denbam.

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They remained in a kind of warlike disposure, I need not offer any thing farther in support or perhaps little better.

Wotton. of one, or in disproof of the other. Rogers. Dispra'lsa.

h. s. [dis and praise.] To DISPRO'PERTY. v. a. [dis and proBlame ; censore ; dishonour.

perty.) To dispossess of any property.

] If I can do it

Dict. B; aught that I can speak in his dispraise. DISPROPOʻRTION. n. s. [dis and proporShe shall not long continue love to him. Shaksp.

tion.] Unsuitableness in form or quanTo me reproach Rather belongs, distrust, and all dispraise.

tity of one thing, or one part of the

Milton. same thing, to another; want of sym-
Nething is here for tears, nothing to wail metry; disparity.
Or knock the breasts; no weakness; no con- Not to affect many proposed matches
tempt,

Of her own clime, complexion, and degree,
Dispraise, or blame. Milton's Agonistes. Whereto we see in all things nature tends :
I need not raise

Foh! one may smell, in such, a will most rank,
Trophies to thee from other men's dispraise. Foul disproportion; thoughts unnatural. Sbaksp.

Denbam.

Reasoning, I oft admire
Looks fright not men: the general has seen How nature, wise and frugal, could commit
Moors

Such disproportions; with superfluous hand
With as bad faces; no dispraise to Bertran's. So many nobler bodies to create,

Dryden. Greater, so many fold, to this one use, Milton.
If any writer shall do this paper so much ho- Perhaps, from greatness, state and pride,
pour as to inscribe the title of it to others, the Thus surprised, she may fall :
whole praise or dispraise of such a performance Sleep does disproportion hide,
will belong to some other author. Addison. And, death resembling, equals all. Waller.
My faults will not be hid, and it is no dispraise

For their strength,
to me that they will not : the clearness of one's The disproportion is so great, we cannot but
mind is never better proved than in discovering Expect a fatal consequence.

Denbom's Sophiyo its own faults.

Pope.

What did the liquid to th' assembly call,
Te DISPRA'ise. v. a. (from the noun.]

To give their aid to form the pond'rous cal?
To blame; to censure; to condemn.

Firse tell us, why did any come? next, why
In praising Antony, I've disprais'd Cæsar. In such a disproportion to the dry! Blackmore.

Shakspeare.

That we are designed for a more exalted bapNo abuse, Ned, in the world; honest Ned,

piness than can be derived from the things of dispraised him before the wicked, that

this life, we may infer from their vast disproporthe wicked might not fall in love with him; in

tion to the desires and capacities of our soul. which doing, I have done the part of a careful

Rogers. Sbar speare's Henry iv.

To DISPROPOʻRTION. v. a. (from the The criticks, while they like my wares, may disfraise my writing.

noun.) To mismatch; to join things Dispra'lser. n. š. (from dispraise.] A

Spectator. unsuitable in quantity or forın; to join

unfitly.
censurer; one who blames. Dict.
DISPRA'Isible. adj. (from dispreise.]

There sits deformity to mock my body,

To shape my legs of an unequal size,
Unworthy of commendation. Dict.

To disproportion me in every part.

Sbaksp. DisPRAISINGLY. adv. (from dispraise.]

Distance and men's fears have so enlarged the

truth, and so disproportioned every thing, that Michael Cassio!

we have made the little troop of discontents a
gallant army, and already measured by the even-

Suckling.
Musick craveth your acquaintance: many are
Sbakspeare's Othello.
of such disproportioned spirits, that they avoid

Pacbam.
In this
word, and a few others, dis has the

We on earth, with undiscording voice,
May rightly answer that melodious noise;

As once we did, till disproportion'd sin
and means different ways; in different DISPROPORTIONABLE. adj. (from dis-

Jarr'd against nature's chimne.

Milton. proportion.]' Unsuitable in forin or

quantity; not duly regulated in regard Spenser. to something else.

Doubts and tears are the sharpest passions: through these false opticks all that you see is like the evening shadows, disproportionable to the truth, and strangely longer than the true sub

Suckling: Had the obliquity been greater, the earth had not been able to endure the disproportionacle differences of season.

Brown. We are apt to set too great a value on tempo

ral blessings, and have too low and disproportionDict. able esteem of spiritual.

Smalridyes There is no wine of so strong a body as to bear such a disproportionable quantity of water as sixty parts.

Broome. DISPROPO’RTIONABLEness. n. s. [from

disproportionable.] Unsuitableness to Atterbury.

something else.

ing shadow.

With blame; with censure.
That came a wcoing with you; many a time,
When I have spoke of you dispraisingly,
Hath ta'en your part.

her company.
TO DISPRE’AD. v. a. [dis and spread.]
To spread different ways.
same force as in Latin composition,
directions. This word is poetical.

As morning sun her beams dispreaden clear,
And in her face fair truth and mercy doth ap-

pear.
Over him, art, striving to compare
With nature, did an arbour green disfread,
Framed of wanton ivy, flowing fair,
Through which the fragrant eglantine did spread
His prieking arms, entail'd with roses red.

Spenser.
Aboxe, below, around, with art dispread,
The sure inclosure fulds the gerial bed. Pope.
DisproʻFIT. n. s. (dis and profit.] Loss;

damage; detriment.
DISPRO’OF. n. s. (dis and proof.] Con-

futation; conviction of errour or false-
hood.
His remark contains the grounds of his doc-
trine, and offers at somewhat towards the disa
froof of mine.

stalice.

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