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At last they spit out pieces of their lungs; it may

Hin beard was grissled! be small gristly bits, that are eaten off from the lung It was as I have seen it in his life. Id. Hamlet. pipes.

Harvey. O thou diesembling cub! what wilt thou be, She has made the back-bone of several vertebra, When time hath sowed a grissle on thy face ! as being more fit to bend, more tough, and less in

Shakspcare. danger of breaking, than if they were all one intire Living creatures generally do change their hair bone without these gristly junctures. More. with age, turned to be grey and white; as is seen in

Fins are made of gristly spokes, or rays connected men, though some earlier, some later ; in horses that vy membranes ; so that they may be contracted or are dappled and turn white; and in old squirrels, tbat extended like women's fans. Ray. turn grizzly.

Вади. Lest the asperity or hardness of cartilages should

His hair just grizzled, hurt the sophagus or gullet, which is tender and of

As in a green old age. a skinny substance, or hinder the swallowing of vur

Dryden and Lee': Edipa ineat, therefore the annulary gristles of the windpipe Those grizzled locks, which nature did provide are not made round, or intire circles; but, where the In plenteous growth their asses' ears to hide. gullet touches the windpipe, there, to fill up the circle,

Dryden, is only a soft membrane, which may easily give way GROAN, v. n. & n. s.) Sax. gnanan; Belg. to the dilatation of the gullet.


GROan'ful, adj gronen, kreun. To They have a louder and stronger note than other

GROAN'ING, n. s. breathe with a hoarse birds of the same bigness, which bave only a gristly

noise as in pain or agony: any hoarse deep mewindpipe. Each pipe distinguished by its gristly ringa,

lancholy sound. A groaning is an expression To cherish life aerial pasture brings. Blackmore.

used by the common people to signify an acGRIT, n. s. ) Saxon yritta, greot.

couchement. Grits. ns.

The coarse part of meal: Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the GRITTINESS, n. s. (oats husked, or coarsely wounded crieth

wounded crieth out.

Job xxiv. 12. GRIT’TY, adj. ground; sand; rough hard

Repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit

Wisdom v.3.

Thei spared not, but smote incessauntlie; In fuller's-earth he could find no sand by the mi.

'To satisfie hir malice thei were busie; croscope, nor any grittiness. Mortimer's Husbandry. The sturdy pear-tree here

Thei spit in his face, thei smote here and there.

He groned full sore and swete many a tere. Will rise luxuriant, and with toughest root

Chaucer. Lament of Mary Magdeleine. Pierce the obstructing grit and restive marl.


Adown he kest it with so puissant wrest, Silesian bole, crackling a little betwixt the teeth,

That back again it did aloft rebound, yet without the least particle of grit, feels as smooth And gave against his mother earth a groanful sound as soap. Grew.

. Spenser. I could not discern the unevenness of the surface Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder, of the powder, nor the little shadows let fall from the Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never gritty particles thereof.

Remember to have heard. Shakspeare. King Lear.

Many an heir
GRIT, ARGILLACEOUS, a genus of argillaceous

Of these fair edifices, for my wars, earths. Its texture is more or less porous,

Have I heard groan and drop. equable, and rough to the touch. It does not

1. Coriolane. gire fire with steel, nor effervesce with acids.

Alas, poor country, When fresh broken, and breathed upon, it ex. Where sighs and groans, and shrieks that rend the hales an earthy smell. Kirwan mentions two kinds; one from Hollington near Utoxeter, of a Are made, not marked!

Id. Macbeth. yellowish or whitish gray, and about the specific

So shall the world go on, gravity of 2288. Another, from Knepersly in To good malignant, to bad men benign, Staffordshire, is of the specific gravity of 2568; and

Under her own weight groaning. so unfusible as to be used for fire stones. Ac

Milton's Paradise Lost. cording to Fabroni, the grit-stone is of greater

Thus when without noise unknown

I have lived out all my span, or less hardness, mostly of a gray, and some

I shall die without a groan, times of a yellowish color, composed of a sili

An old honest countryman.

Marvell. ceous and micaceous sand, but rarely of a sparty kind; with greater or smaller particles closely

I led to slaughter, and to slaughter leave;

And even from hence their dying groans receive. compacted by an argillaceous cement It gives

Dryden. some sparks with steel, is indissoluble for the Nothing can so peculiarly gratify the noble dispomost part in acids, and vitrifiable in a strong sitions of humanity, as for one man to see another 9 fire. It is used for millstones and whetstones; much himself as to sigh his griefs and groan his pains. and sometimes for filtering stones and for

South building.

The woods recede arouud the naked seat, GRIÖZELIN, ud; More properly gridelin The Sylvans groan—no matter for the fleet, Pope. See GRIDELIN.

On the blazing pile his parent lay, The Burgundy, which is a griselin or pale red, of Or a loved brother groaned his life away. all others, is surest to ripen in our climate. Temple.

Pope's Odyssey

Hence aching bosoms wear a visage gay, GRIZZLE, n. 8.) Fr. gris, grisaille. A

And stifled groans frequent the ball and play. Young. GRIZZLED, adj. mixture of white and black; "de

To each his sufferings; all are men Grizzly, adj. Sa gray color.

Condemned alike to groas;
To the boy Cæsar, send this grizsled head.

The tender, for another's pain;

The unfeeling, for his own.



GROAT, n. s. Belg. groot (i.e. great); Ital. and fire-arms, established in 1776. It is 140 grosso. A piece valued at four-pence; a pro- miles north-east of Warsaw, and 140 south-east verbial name for a small sum. Groats, oats that of Konigsberg. have the hulls taken off.-- Ainsworth

The government of Grodno forming part of And yeve that Covent four-and-twenty grotes;

Lithuania, and adjacent to the governments of And yeve that frere a peny, aud let him go.

Wilna, Minsk, and Volgnsk, is fully 11,000 Chaucer. The Sompnoures Tale. square miles in extent: population about 620,000. I shall quiten every grot.

The surface is level, and much of it covered Id. Prologue to the Freres Tale. with wood; the rest is partly a light sandy soil, My mother was wont

and partly marshy, but in general fertile. AgriTo call them woollen vassals, things created

culture is in a backward state; yet some corn is l'o buy and sell with groats.

exported, and forms, together with the export Shakspeare. Coriolanus.

of cattle, the only source of subsistence to the I dare lay a groat,

inhabitants : the little trade that is carried on is A tertian ague is at least your lot.

Dryden's Fables.

in the hands of Jews. This country is divided Imagine a person of quality to marry a woman into eight circles, and lies between 51° 36' and much his inferior, and without a groat to her fortune. 54° 19' of N. lat. It was formerly called the

Swift. government of Slonim. To build, to plant, whatever you intend,

GROGERAM, n. s.) Fr. gros, grain; low To rear the column, or the arch to bend,

GRO'GRAM, n. s. Latin grossogranus. To swell the terrace, or to sink the groal,

GRO'GRAN, n. s. Ainsworth. Stuff woven In all let Nature never be forgot.

Pope. with large woof and a rough pile. GROʻCER, R. S. 7 This should be written Certes they're neatly clothed : I of this mind am,

GRO'CERY, n. s. grosser, from gross, a large Your only wearing is your grogeram. Donne. quantity; a grocer originally being one who Natolia affords great store of chamelots and grodealt by wholesale; or from grossus a fig, which grams.

Sandys. their present state seems to favor.-Johnson. Some men will say this habit of John's was neither Minsheu says “from Fr. grossier, ex gros, mag- of camel's skin nor any coarse texture of its hair, num.' Grocers' ware, such as tea, sugar, raisins. but rather some finer weave of camelot, grogram, or

the like.

Browne. spice. His troops being now in a country where they were he

The natural sweetness and innocence of her te

haviour shot me through and through, and did more not expected, met with many cart loads of wine,

execution upon me in grogram than the greatest grocery, and tobaccn.


beauty in town had ever done in brocade. Addison.

he A grocer is a man who buys and sells tea, sugar, and plums, and spices, for gain,

The' imperial lower, his neck with pearl attires ; Watts's Logick.

The lily high her silver grogram rears, But still the offspring of your brain shall prove

The pansy her wrought velvet garment hears ; The grocer's care, and brave the rage of Jove.

The red-rose, scarlet, and the provence, damask wears. Garth.

Fletcher's Purple Island.

Plain goody would no longer down ; GROCYN (William), a learned English di

'Twas madam in her grogram gown. Swift. vine, of the fifteenth century, born in Bristol, in

GROIN, n.s. Of uncertain derivation.—John1442. He held a disputation at Oxford before king Richard III., who rewarded him liberally.

son. Minsheu says à Belg. grom. The part next

y above the thigh. In 1485 he was made a prebendary of Lincolo. In 1488 he travelled into Italy, and studied

Antipleus, a sonne of Priam, threw Greck under Politian and Demetrius Chalcon

His lance at Ajax through the preasse, which went dylas. Upon his return he taught it, and intro- On Leucus, wise Ulysses' friend : His groine it smote.

by him, and few duced the pronunciation of those masters into

Chapman. England. Ile was the friend and patron of

The fatal dart arrives, Erasmus. He died at Maidstone, in 1522, of And through the border of his buckler drives ; the palsy, aged eighty. His works are menti- Passed through and pierced his groin; the deadly oned by Bayle. His Latin Epistle to Aldus

wound Manutius is prefixed to Linacre's translation of Cast from his chariot, rolled him on the ground. Proclus de Sphæra. Venice, 1494.

Dryden. GRODNO, a town, province, and govern- GROin, among builders, is the angular curve ment of Russian Poland, on the right bank of made by the intersection of two semi-cylinders the Niemen : the town stands partly on a hill or arches : and is either regular or irregular. A surrounded by several eminences. It consists regular groin is when the intersecting arches, of a mixture of wooden huts, and of houses whether semi-circular or semi-elliptical, are of once the residence of noblemen, but now in the same diameters and height. An irregular ruins. The population is about 5000, of whom groin is where one of the arches is semi-circular, the Jews form about 1500. In 1673 the Polish and the other semi-elliptical. diet resolved that a third part of its meetings GRONINGEN, a province and town at the should be held at Grodno; but this rule was north-east extremity of the Netherlands, bounded never strictly observed. It was the retreat of hy the German Ocean on the north, by Hanover Stanislaus, during the troubles of 1795, and the on the east, and by the Dutch provinces of place where he made a final abdication of his Drenthe and Friesland on the south and west. crown. Grodno has an academy, and in the Its superficial extent is about 770 square miles, neighbourhood are marufactures of silk, linen, and its population 146,000. The surface lies so low, that the whole province is intersected by a treated other great men who differed from him multitude of canals and wet ditches, for the exposed him to just censure. purpose of carrying off the water, and pro- GROOM, n. s. Belg.grom. A boy; a waiter; tected by dykes against inundations. In se- a servant; a young man; a man newly married. veral parts there are swamps, and the soil is in Rennen and crie, os thou werd wode, general marshy. The wealth of the province is On Æolus, the god of windes, in its pastures, but corn is raised; and wood To blow out of allè kindes abounds in the south. In the towns there are So loude, that he should ydrenche manufactures of linen and woollen. The other Lorde and ladie, and grome and wenche, sources of support are the fisheries along the Of all the Trojanes nacion. coast, and some foreign trade. The province is

Chaucer. The House of Fame. divided into the three nearly equal districts of

Then called she a groom, that forth him led Groningen, Appingadam, and Winschoten; nei

Into a goodly lodge.

Spenser. ther of the latter towns has 3000 inhabitants;

Think then, my soul! that death is but a groom,

Which brings a taper to the outward room. Donne. and Delfzyl, a small sea-port, nas not above 1000.

From Egypt's kings ambassadours they come; The town of Groningen is walled, and situated Them many a squire attends, and many a groom. on the rivers Hunse and Fivel. It is of a circular

Fairfar. form, and the houses in general are well built, and I presume for to intreat this groom, the streets regular. It has three public squares, and And silly maid, from danger to redeem. Id. some handsome public buildings; in particular In the time of Edward VI. lived Sternhold, whom the prince's palace, the provincial assembly-house, King Henry his father had made groom of his chamthe arsenal, and the custom-house. The Gothic ber, for turning of certain of David's psalms into church of St. Martin has a tower of great height.


Peachem. The university, founded in 1614, is endowed

Would'st thou be touched with the revenues of several monasteries, and

By the presuming hands of saucy grooms? consists of five faculties, with nineteen profes

Dryden. Amid the fold he rages, nor the sheep

Amid the sors. There are here likewise academies for their shepherds, nor the grooms their bulls can keep. drawing, navigation, and agriculture; an establishment for the deaf and dumb, &c. The trade By this the brides are waked, their grooms are is much promoted by the Hunse being navigable dressed; for large vessels up to the town. The chief All Rhodes is summoned to the nuptial feast. Id. trade is in agricultural produce, the linen and There many a groom, the busy cook attends, woollen manufactures, and quills. 100 miles In under offices.

Fletcher': Prerple Island, north-east of Amsterdam. Population 26,500.

-- be grooms, and win the plate GRONOVIA, in botany, a genus of the mo Where once your nobler fathers won a crown. nogynia order, and pentandria class of plants :

Соверет. natural order thirty-fourth, cucurbitacex : petals Groom is also applied to several superior offi five; stamina five, inserted into a campanulated cers belonging to the king's household, as groom CAL.; the berry is dry, monospermous, and in- of the chamber, groom of the stole. See STOLE ferior. Species one: a Vera Cruz plant.

and WARDROBE. GRONOVIUS (John Frederic), a learned GROOVE, n. s. & v. a. Goth. grauf ; Sax. critic, horn at Hamburgh in 1613. Having tra- gnapan ; to dig or engrave. A deep cavern or velled through Germany, Italy, and France, he hollow in mines; a channel cut with a tool: to was made professor of polite learning at Deven- cut any thing hollow. ter, and afterwards at Leyden, where he died He might, to avoid idleness, work in a groove or in 1671. He published. 1. Diatribe in Statii. minc-pit thereabouts, which at that time was little &c.

Boyle. 2. De Sestertiis.


3. Correct editions of est Seneca, Statius, Livy, Pliny's Natural History,

The screw-plate is a kind of steel well tempered,

with several holes in it, each less than other; and in Tacitus, Aulus Gellius, Phædrus, &c., with

those holes are threads grooved inwards, which grouter notes; and other works.

fit the respective taps that belong to thein. GRONOVIUS (James), son of the preceding,

Moron's Mechanical Erercises. was educated at Leyden. He then went over to

Of the box every joint was well grooted. Sewifi. · England, where he visited the universities, consulted the curious MSS., and formed an acquaint

GROOVE, among miners, is the shaft or pit sunk ance with several learned men. He was chosen

into the earth sometimes in the vein, and someby the grand duke to be professor at Pisa, with a

times not. considerable salary, but returned into Hol

Groove, among joiners, the channel made by land, after he had resided two years in Tuscany,

their plongh in the cdge of a moulding, style, or and consulted the MSS. in the Medicean library.

rail, to put their pannels in, in wainscotting. In 1673 he was invited by the curators of the

GROPE,vin. & v.a.7 Sax. gropan. To feel university of Leyden to a professorship; and his

GRO'PER, n. S. Sor search after any thing inaugural dissertation was so highly approved of,

where one cannot see: one who searches in the that the curators added 400 forins to his stipend,

dark. and continued it to his death in 1716. His prin

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes.

Isaiah lix. 10. cipal works are, The treasure of Greek antiqui

Thise curates ben so negligent and slow ties, in 13 vols. folio ; and a great number of

'To gropen tendrely a conscience. dissertations, and editions of ancient authors.

Chaucer. The Somproures Tale. He was compared to Schioppus for the virulence She gropeth alway forther with her hond cf his style; and the severity with which he And fond the bed.

Id. The Reres Tale.

They meet with darkness in the clearest light; GROSS, adj. &n.s.) Swed. and Teut. gross · And grope at noon, as if involved with night. Sandys. Gross'ly, adv. Fr. gros; Ital. grosso, In youth before I wexed old,

GROSS'NESS, n. s. ) Lat. crassus; barb. Lat. The blind boy, Venus' baby,

grossus. Thick; bulky; enormous; unrefined ; For want of cunning made me bold

inelegant; stupid ; impure: gross, the substanIn bitter hyve to grope for honny.

tive, signifies the main body; the whole as op

Spenser. Poems. My sea-grown scarf about me, in the dark

noe posed to parts: the number of twelve dozen; the Groped I, to find out them. Shakspeare. Hamlet. chief part; the main mass.

How vigilant to grope men's thoughts, and to pick Wise men, that be over-fat and fleshy, go to sojourn out somewhat whereof they might complain.

abroad at the terrperate diet of some sober man; an!

Hayward. So, by little and little, eat away the grossness that is They have left our endeavours to grope them out in thein.

Ascham. by twilight, and by darkness almost to discover that, They can say that in doctrine, in discipline, in whose existence is evinced by light. Browne. prayers, and in sacraments, the church of Rome hath A boy was groping for eels, and laid his hand upon very foul and gross corruptions.

Hooker. a snake.

L'Estrange. So far hath the natural understanding, even of This, no doubt, is better for men than that they sundry whole nations, been darkened, that they have should in the dark grope after knowledge ; as St. Paul not discerned, no, not gross iniquity to be sin. Id. tells us all nations did after God. : Locke. He ripely considered how gross a thing it were for He heard us in our course,

men of his quality, wise and grave men, to live with And with his outstretched arms around him groped. such a multitude, and to be tenants at will under Addison. them.

Id. O truth divine ! enlightened by thy ray,

Such kind of ceremonies as have been so grossly I grope and guess no more, but see my way. and shamefully abused in the church of Rome, where Arbuthnot. they remain, are scandalous.

Id. But Strephon, cautious, never meant

Certain general inducements are used to inake The bottom of the pan to grope. Swift. saleable your cause in gross.

Id. GROSE (Francis), Esq. F. A. S., an eminent

He hath ribbons of all the colours in the rainbow; English antiquary, was born in 1731, and was

they come to him by the gross.


I cannot instantly raise up the gross left an independent fortune; but had not a dis

Of full three thousand ducats.

Id. position to preserve it. He wrote, 1. The Anti

Treason and murder ever kept together, quities of England and Wales, in 8 vols. 4to, and

As two yoke devils sworn to others' purpose ; 8vo., which he began in 1773, and completed in

Working so grossly in a natural cause, 1787 ; containing 589 views, besides forty plans, That admiration did not whoop at them. Id. &c. 2. The Antiquities of Scotland, 2 vols.

And thine eyes 4to. and 8vo., containing 100 views with a map. See it so grussly shown in thy behaviour, 3. The Antiquities of Ireland, 2 vols. 4to. and That in their kind they speak it.

Id. 8vo. 4. A Treatise on Ancient Armour and

What! are we cuckolds ere we have deserved it? Weapons. 4to., 1785, with a supplement in 1789. -Speak not so grossly. Id. Merchant of Venice. 5. A' Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,

To all sense 'tis gross 8vo., 1785. 6. Military Antiquities, 2 vols. 4to.,

You love my son : invention is ashamed,

Against the proclamation of thy passion, 1786–88. 7. The History of Dover Castle,

To say thou dost not.

Shakspeare. 4to., 1786. 8. A Provincial Glossary, with a Col

Examples gross as earth exhort me.

Id. lection of Local Proverbs and Popular Supersti- The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, tions, 8vo., 1788. 9. A Guide to Health, Beauty, Shew scarce so gross as beetles. Id. King Lear. Honor, and Riches, 8vo. 10. Rules for Draw- The purpose is perspicuous even as substance, ing Caricatures, 8vo., 1788. 11. The Olio: a Whose grossness little characters sum up. collection of Essays, 8vo. In summer, 1789, he

Shakspeare. set out on a tour in Scotland, and began to com

And I will purge that mortal grossness so, municate his observations in folio numbers, with That thou shalt like an airy spirit go. ' Id. four plates each, in 1790. Before he had com

I was three or four times in the thought they were pleted this work, he went to Dublin, with the

not fairies; and yet the guiltiness of my mind drove intention of executing a similar work, with

the grossness of the foppery into a received belief that they were fairies.

Id. views and descriptions of the antiquities of Ire

The cause of the epilepsy from the stomach is the land, executed in the same elegant manner with

grossness of the vapours which rise and enter into the those of Great Britain; but being seized with an cells of the brain.

Bacon. apoplectic fit, at the house of Mr. Hone in Düb. Comets, out of question, have likewise power and lin, be died on the 12th of May, 1791, aged effect over the yross and mass of things.

Id. about sixty. He had great skill in drawing, The articulate sounds are more confused, though which peculiarly qualified him for executing the the gross of the sound be greater. works in which he engaged: and, being of an

Id. Natural History. agreeable, humorous, and communicative dispo

It is manifest, that when the eye slandeth in the sition, he was much esteemed in the extensive

finer medium, and the object is in the grosser, things circle of his friends. He visited almost every

shew greater ; but contrariwise, when the eye is part of the three kingdoms. He married a lady

placed in the grosser medium, and the object in the finer.

Id. at Canterbury, by whom he had several children;

This was my error, this my gruss mistake, of whom captain Daniel Grose, after serving Myself a demi votary to make.

Cowley. several campaigns in America, was appointed Belial came last, than whom a spirit more lewd deputy governor of the settlement of Botany Pell not from heaven, or more gross to love Bay, in 1790.

Vice for itself.

Milton's Parurdise Lost. VOL. X.

2 Y

And in clear dream and solemn vision,

But she dares never boast the present hour, Tell her of things that no gross ear can bear. Milton. So gross the cheat, it is beyond her power. Young. Of elements,

GROSSTESTE (Claude), a French protesThe grosser feeds the purer; earth the sea,

tant divine, who came to London on the revoEarth and the sea feed air. Id. Paradise Lost.

cation of the edict of Nantes. He was minister Then all this earthly grossness quit; Attired with stars we shall for ever sit,

of the Savoy. He wrote a treatise on the InspiTriumphing over death.


ration of the Sacred Books, and several sermons. What I have said has been forced from me, by He died in 1713. Beeing a noble sort of poetry so happily restored by GROSSULLARIA. See Ribes. one man and so grossly copied by almost all the rest. GROT, n. s. Fr. grotte ; Ital. grotta; Gr.

Dryden. GROT'TO, n. . S «PUTTOS. A cave; a cavern The Belgians hoped, that with disordered haste, for coolness and pleasure. The deep-cut keels upon the sands might run;

Their careless chiefs to the cool grottos run, Or, if with caution leisurely we past,

The bowers of kings, to shade them from the san. Their numerous gross might charge us one by one.

Dryden. Id.

In the remotest wood and lonely grot, You see the united design of many persons to make Certain to meet that worst of evils, thought. up one figure : after they have separated themselves

Prior. in many petty divisions, they rejoin one by one in a This was found at the entry of the grotto in the gross.

Id. Peak.

Woodward. Remember, son,

Awful see the Egerian grot. Pope. You are a general : other wars require you;

No crowded in a grotto's gloom, for see the Saxon gross begins to move. Id.

All hope extinct they wait their doom. It is made up only of that simple idea of an unit

Beattie. repeated ; and repetitions of this kind, joined together, And the stained glass which lighted this fair gret make those distinct simple modes of a dozen, a gross, Tinted each ray.

Byron. and a million.

Locke. GROTESQUE, adj. fr. grotesque ; Ital. Is not religion so perfectly good in itself, above all grottesco ; Span. grutesque. Distorted of figure; in its Author, that, without the grossest sensuality, we a

? unnatural; wildly formed.. cannot but admire it?


The champaign head Several casuists are of opinion, that, in a battle,

Of a steep wilderness, whose hairy sides you should discharge upon the gross of the enemy,

With thicket overgrown, grotesque and wild, without levelling your piece at any particular person.

Addison's Freeholder.

Access denyed. Miltons Paradise Lost.

There is yet a lower sort of poetry and painting, The gross of the people can have an other prospect

which is out of nature ; for a farce is that in poetry

which in changes and revolutions than of publick blessings.


which grotesque is in a picture : the persons and ac

tions of a farce are all unnatural, and the manners If I speak of light and rays as endued with colours,

false, that is, inconsisting with the characters of I would be understood to speak not philosophically

mankind : grotesque painting is the just resemblance and properly, but grossly, and according to such con- of this

Dryden. ceptions as vulgar people would be apt to frame.

An hideous figure of their foes they drew,
Newton's Opticks.

Nor lines, nor looks, nor shades, nor colours true, This being the first colour which vapours begin to

And this grotesque design exposed to publick view. reflect, it ought to be the colour of the finest and most

Id. transparent skies, in which vapours are not arrived

Palladian walls, Venetian doors; to that grossness requisite to reflect other colours. Id.

Grotesque roofs, and stucco foors. Pope. There are two gross volumes concerning the power of popes.

Baker, GROTESQUE, in sculpture and painting, someOr suck the mists in grosser air below, thing whimsical, extravagant, and monstrous; Or dip their pinions in the painted bow. Pope. consisting either of things that are merely imaFor envied wit, like Sol eclipsed, was known ginary, or so distorted as to raise surprise and The' opposing body's grossness, not its own. Id. ridicule. The word owes its derivation from

Wealth in the gross is death, but life diffused, figures of this kind, being anciently much used As poison heals, in just proportion used. Pope. to adorn the grottos wherein the tombs of emiBut women now feel no such fire,

nent persons were enclosed. And only know the gross desire. Swift.

GROTIUS (Hugo), or more properly Hugh While it is so difficult to learn the springs and motives of some facts, it is no wonder they should be de Groot, was born at Delft in 1583. He made so grossly misrepresented to the publick by curious so rapid a progress in his studies, that at fifteen inquisitive heads.

Id. he had attained great knowledge in philosophy, Some men give more light and knowlege by the divinity, and civil law; and a yet greater profibare stating of the question with perspicuity and just- ciency in polite literature, as appears by the ness, than others by talking of it in gross confusion commentary he had made at that age on Marliafor whole hours together.

Watts. nus Capella. In 1598 he accompanied the The sun's oppressive ray the roseat bloom Dutch ambassador into France, and was honored Of beauty blasting, gives the gloomy hue,

with several marks of esteem by Henry IV. He And feature gross.

Thomson's Summer. took his degree of L.L.D. in that kingdom; and, There is a vain and imprudent use of their estates,

at his return to his native country, pleaded at the which, though it does not destroy like gross sins, yet disorders the heart, and supports it in sensuality and

bar before he was seventeen years of age. He was dulness.

Law. not twenty-four when he was appointed attorney. Wbat a grossness is there in the mind of that man, general. In 1613 he settled at Rotterdam, and who thinks to reach a lady's heart by wounding ber was nominated syndic of that city; but did not ears!

Clarissa accept of the office, till a promise was made

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