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Erratick

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Errátick. adj. [erraticus, Latin.]

  1. Wandering; uncertain; keeping no certain order; holding no established course.

                The earth, and each erratick world,
    Around the sun their proper center whirl'd,
    Compose but one extended vast machine.
    Blackm. Creation.

    Through the vast waves the dreadful wonders move,
    Hence nam'd erratick.
    Pope's Odyssey, b. xii. l. 75.

  2. Irregular; changeable.

    They are incommoded with a slimy mattery cough, stink of breath, and an erratick fever. Harvey on Consumptions.

Sources: Blackmore, Richard (24) · Harvey, Gideon (42) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Erratick." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 26, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15649.


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