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Accubation

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Accuba'tion. n.s. [from accubo, to lye down to, Lat.] The antient posture of leaning at meals.

It will appear, that accubation, or lying down at meals, was a gesture used by very many nations. Brown's Vulgar Err. b. v.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accubation." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1944.


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