A Dictionary of the English Language
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Engel

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E'ngle. n.s. [derived from the French engluer, to catch with birdlime.] A gull; a put; a bubble. Hanmer.

                                        I spied
An ancient engle going down the hill,
Will serve our turn.
Shakesp. Taming of the Shrew.

An alteration of Theobald's for angel.

Sources: Hanmer, Thomas (11) · Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (71) · Theobald, Lewis (1)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Engel." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20677.


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