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Jangle (verb neuter)

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To Jángle. v.n. [jangler, French. Skinner.] To altercate; to quarrel; to bicker in words.

Good wits will be jangling; but, gentiles agree,
This civil war of wits were much better us'd
On Navarre and his book-men.
Shak. Love's Labour Lost.

        So far am I glad it did so sort,
As this their jangling I esteem a sport.
Shakespeare.

There is no errour which hath not some appearance of probability resembling truth, which when men, who study to be singular, find out, straining reason, they then publish to the world matter of contention and jangling. Raleigh.

Sources: Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost (33) · Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (28) · Raleigh, Walter (68) · Skinner, Stephen (55)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Jangle (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3626.


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