A Dictionary of the English Language
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Abased

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Aba'sed. adj. [with heralds] is a term used of the wings of eagles, when the top looks downwards towards the point of the shield; or when the wings are shut; the natural way of bearing them being spread with the top pointing to the chief of the angle. Bailey. Chambers.

Sources: Bailey, Nathan (21) · Chambers, Ephraim (20)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abased." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 23, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=108.


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