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Headwords matching "oil"
Accoil
Coil (noun)
 Coil (verb)
Quoil

"oil" appears within the following entries:
A (article)
... which a great while had lain oiled; the magazines of munition ...
Abandon
...temples, and abandon to the spoilTheir own abodes; we, feeble f...
Abatement
..., in common with all nuts, an oil strongly combined and entangl...
Abater
...imony or sharpness: expressed oils of ripe vegetables, and all ...
Ablaqueation
...for the spring: Prepare also soil, and use it where you have oc...
Abound
...are's Macbeth.Corn, wine, and oil, are wanting to this ground,I...
Abreast
... but goes abreast. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida. The riders...
Abusively
...mproperly, by a wrong use.The oil, abusively called spirit, of ...
Acacia
...tated by the juice of sloes, boiled to the same consistence. Di...
Accretion
...ented by the accretion of the oily and earthy parts of that moi...
Accumulator
... man, yet there would be no broils and quarrels, the great accu...
Achieve
...sh a design propserously.Our toils, my friends, are crown'd wit...
Achievement
... And in thy fane, the dusty spoils among, High on the burnish'd...
Acid
...me nature, without mixture of oil; in austere tastes the oily p...
Acquisitive
...cquisitive but in his native soil; nature herself, as it were, ...
Acrid
...lved in a greater quantity of oil than those of the last. Arbut...
Admirable
...aise pretend: But you would spoil an admirable friend. Dryd. Au...
Adrift
...flood; With all his verdure spoil'd, and trees adrift Down the ...
Adust
...his quits an empire, that embroils a state.The same adust compl...
Adventitious
... on Colours. If his blood boil, and th' adventitious fire Ra...
Afar
...short-winded accents of new broils, To be commenc'd in strouds ...
Affection
...r treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit a...
Afford
...To yield or produce; as, the soil affords grain; the trees affo...
Again
...uded man, and seek again New toils, new dangers, on the dusty p...
Against
... against the hair. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida. We might work...
Agglomerate (verb neuter)
...rd agglomerating salts, The spoil of ages, would impervious cho...
Ake
...s limbs must ake, with daily toils opprest,Ere long-wish'd nigh...
Ale
...ry VIII.The fertility of the soil in grain, and its being not p...
Animal (noun)
...stances, spirit, water, salt, oil, earth; all which are contain...
Apartment
...sp;   Pale as death, despoil'd of his array, Into the quee...
Attaint (noun)
... some stain of it. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida. In horsem...
Attaminate
...amino, Lat.] To corrupt; to spoil....
Axle
...xperienc'd tongue. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida. The fly sa...
Axle-tree
...xperienc'd tongue. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida. The fly sa...
Babble (noun)
...ceforth trouble me;Here is a coil with protestation! Shakesp. T...
Bear (verb active)
... shepherd, say, in what glad soil appearsA wond'rous tree that ...
Belly (noun)
...might fill their bellies by spoil, rather than by labour. Sir J...
Bias (adverb)
...answering the aim. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida....
Bird (noun)
...al makings of a queen;As holy oil, Edward confessor's crown,The...
Bit (noun 2)
...lies. L'Estrange.By this the boiling kettle had prepar'd,And to...
Blue
...hy does one climate, and one soil endue The blushing poppy with...
Buff (noun)
...s of elks and oxen dressed in oil, and prepared after the same ...
Cabbage (noun)
...tripped off, before they are boiled; they will eat very tender,...
Calumny
...a very hard calumny upon our soil or climate, to affirm, that s...
Camel
...  Patient of thirst and toil,Son of the desert! even the c...
Carbonado (noun)
...Lat.] Meat cut cross, to be broiled upon the coals. If I com...
Chocolate
...se three exotick liquors: its oil seems to be both rich, alimen...
Clothe
... superior boon may your rich soilExuberant nature's better bles...
Commerce (noun)
...nd in authentick place? Sh. Troil. and Cress. Instructed sh...
Condemn
...ame His pester'd senses to recoil and start, When all that is w...
Correct (verb)
...relaxing may be corrected by boiling it with some animal substa...
Corrupt (verb active)
... is the shame. Pope. To spoil; to do mischief. ...
Cruise (noun 1)
...eal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruise. 1 Kings, xvii. 1...
Cubeb
...poor wines, to give them more oily spirits. Floyer on the Humou...
Dabble (verb active)
...d, and dabbled the wound with oil of turpentine. Wiseman's Surg...
Door
...A seditious word leads to a broil, and a riot unpunished is but...
Down (adverb)
...ecoction, is continued to be boiled down, with the addition of ...
Draw (verb active)
...e in a still.I took rectified oil of vitriol, and by degrees mi...
Eagerly
...gerly; his soldiers fell to spoil,Whilst we by Anthony were all...
Elephant
...necessity, not flexure. Sh. Troil. and Cressida. Ivory; the...
Erect (verb neuter)
.... To rise upright. The trefoil against rain swelleth in the ...
Ermine
... as ermines, will not bear a soil. Dryden. Fair ermines, spo...
Espalier
... Behold Villario's ten years toil complete His arbours darken, ...
Especially
...of mischief, whereby I mean spoiling of any thing to no purpose...
Eye (noun)
...with each other's form. Sh. Troil. and Cress.He kept him as the...
Eye (verb active)
...thful Phœbus. Shakes. Troilus and Cressida. Bold deed ...
Fabled
...fabled grotto! hail, Elysian soil!Thou fairest spot of fair Bri...
Family
...nflammable, mature and crude, oily and watry. Bacon's Natural H...
Farthing
...ck. Else all those things we toil so hard in, Would not avail o...
Fashion (verb)
...t? Blackm. Creat.A different toil another forge employs,Here th...
Fashionable
...l goes out sighing. Shakes. Troilus and Cressida. Having ra...
Fast (adjective)
...n to break forth to rob and spoil. Spenser on Ireland. Fixe...
Firstling (noun)
...unt and firstlings of these broils, 'Ginning i' th' middle. Sha...
Fishkettle
...made long for the fish to be boiled without bending. It is p...
Friday
...is on Sunday. Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. For Venus,...
Fur (verb)
...loves with reasons. Shakes. Troil. and Cress. To cover with...
Gabel
...ls of Naples are very high on oil, wine, and tobacco. Addison's...
Gelder-rose
...e species are three. If the soil be moist, this plant affords ...
Give (verb active)
...tures. Hooker.Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. ...
Gladiator
...hilst his foe each gladiator soils, The atheist, looking on, en...
Go
...e Philistines by night, and spoil them until the morning light....
Gome
...Gome. n.s. The black and oily grease of a cart-wheel. Bail...
Gonorrhoea
... high rocks: they powder and boil it in milk, and then give it ...
Gory
...tion 'twixt us twain. Shak. Troil. and Cressida. ...
Habit (noun)
...n. South's Sermons.No civil broils have since his death arose,B...
Hackney (noun)
...hackney coach may chance to spoil a thought. Pope. Much use...
Hell
...at riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious...
Hell-black
...ck night endur'd, would have boil'd up, And quench'd the stelle...
History
...'s Surgery.What histories of toil could I declare?But still lon...
Hook (noun)
...out the caldron many cooks accoil'd,With hooks and ladles, as n...
Hotchpotch
..., as Camden has it, as being boiled up in a pot; yet the former...
Humect
..., to humectate the bordering soil, and make it wonderfully prod...
Humectate
..., to humectate the bordering soil, and make it wonderfully prod...
Hyperbole
...ld seem hyperboles. Shakes. Troilus and Cressida. Taffata ph...
I
...els in the English tongue, as oil, coin. The sound of i before...
Imbibition
...t by mixture of water than of oil: the reason is the congruity ...
Inspissate
.... Bacon's Nat. Hist. This oil farther inspissated by evapor...
Invader
...the altar, serves only to embroil and consume the sacrilegious ...
Jack
... never so smooth, yet, if not oiled, will hardly move. Ray.A co...
Jam
...rived.] A conserve of fruits boiled with sugar and water....
Jargon
... Bramhall. From this last toil again what knowledge flows?Ju...
Javel (verb)
...or jable. v.a. To bemire; to soil over with dirt through unnece...
Kern (verb)
...the juice, when sufficiently boiled, to kern or granulate. Grew...
Kettle
... A vessel in which liquor is boiled. In the kitchen the name o...
Kitten (noun)
...into bed;Her eyebrows on the toilet lay,Away the kitten with th...
Laborious
...e watchings, abstinence, and toil,Laborious virtues all? learn ...
Laboriously
...aborious.] With labour; with toil. The folly of him, who pum...
Laboriousness
.... n.s. [from laborious.] Toilsomeness; difficulty.The paral...
Labour (noun)
...arisome perseverance; pains; toil; travail; work.If I find her ...
Labour (verb neuter)
...v.n. [laboro, Latin.] To toil; to act with painful effort.W...
Labourer
...ho is employed in coarse and toilsome work.If a state run most ...
Lace (verb)
...ay. Dryden.These glitt'ring spoils, now made the victor's gain,...
Lacerate
... air to buoy up, and causeth boiling. Derham's Physico-Theology...
Lash (verb active)
... with satire.Could pension'd Boileau lash in honest strain,Flat...
Less (adverb)
...he object is confused and embroiled. Dryden. Their learning ...
Lubber
...at Troy shrinking. Shakesp. Troil. and Cressida. A notable l...
Make (verb active)
...t right and wrong. Shakesp. Troil. and Cressida.    &...
Malt
...e liquour, and is afterwards boiled with the hop. Bacon's Nat. ...
Manna
... the very tree which produces oil of turpentine; this is called...
Milky
...gardens rise, Which the kind soil with milky sap supplies, Can ...
Naphtha
... brown in it. It is soft and oily to the touch, of a sharp and...
Naptaking
...p. Naptakings, assaults, spoilings, and firings, have in our...
Nipple
...lying under the nipple of the oil bag. Derham's Physico Theol. ...
Nut
...so smooth, yet if they be not oiled, will hardly move. Ray on t...
Nutrimental
...imental. By virtue of this oil vegetables are nutrimental, f...
Onion
...lest your kissing should be spoil'd, Your onions must be throug...
Own (noun)
... yours; not another's. These toils abroad, these tumults with h...
Oxyrrhodine
...?.] A mixture of two parts of oil of roses with one of vinegar ...
Palm (noun)
...d made into flag-brooms. The oily palm is a native of Guinea a...
Pander (noun)
...s, the pimp in the story of Troilus and Cressida; it was theref...
Piece (noun)
...far his transports rove; And Boileau, for eight hundred pieces,...
Pimple
... If e'er thy gnome could spoil a grace, Or raise a pimple on...
Piratical
...f piratical trade, robbing, spoiling and taking prisoners the s...
Plethoretick
...sist of spirit, water, salts, oil and terrestrial parts, differ...
Plethorick
...sist of spirit, water, salts, oil and terrestrial parts, differ...
Posset (noun)
...k, in which althea roots are boiled. Floyer on the Humours. ...
Quook
...e. Freely up those royal spoils he took,Yet at the lion's sk...
Racy
...g; flavorous; tasting of the soil. Rich racy verses in which...
Reproach (noun)
... odious menace, The knight emboiling in his haughty heart, Knit...
Ribald
...y hands on virgin clean, To spoil her dainty corse so fair and ...
Rinse
... out of cloaths. They cannot boil, nor wash, nor rinse, they sa...
Sabaoth
...uch as the Jews from servile toil releast,Where works of mercy ...
Sabbath
...uch as the Jews from servile toil releast,Where works of mercy ...
Sack (verb)
...ge; to plunder.Edward Bruce spoiled and burnt all the old Engli...
Salve (noun)
...e slain;The surgeons soon despoil'd them of their arms,And some...
Sequestration
...an's self from the noise and toils of the world; for truth scor...
Set (verb active)
...et, and my body anointed with oil. G. Herbert. The fracture was...
Shell (noun)
...p;   Her women wearThe spoils of nations in an ear;Chang'd...
So
...a very hard calumny upon our soil to affirm that so excellent a...
Solitaire
... when your conversation has spoiled me for a solitaire. Pope. ...
Sorcery
...g;on has long tracts of rich soil; but had the misfortune in hi...
Sordes
.... The sea washes off the soil and sordes wherein mineral mo...
Stain (verb)
...ity,Our wonted ornaments now soil'd and stain'd. Milton. ...
Sully (noun)
...e;lly. n.s. [from the verb.] Soil; tarnish; spot. You laying...
Sully (verb)
... v.a. [souiller, French.] To soil; to tarnish; to dirt; to spot...
Taint (noun)
...w free. Prior. A spot; a soil; a blemish.    &nbs...
Take (verb active)
...are.Take us the foxes, that spoil the vines. 2 Cant. xv. To...
Tarnish (verb active)
...ernir, French.] To sully; to soil; to make not bright. Let ...
Thief
...ps the storm ensuing show,Th' oil sparkles, thieves about the s...
This
...ot comfort us concerning our toil. Gen. v. 29. This is not the ...
Time (noun)
...rasps the incomer. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida.   &nbs...
Tincture (verb)
...ack paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colours. Watts. ...
Tooth (noun)
...so smooth, yet if they be not oiled will hardly move, though yo...
Turgid
... noise. Boyle.The spirits embroil'd with the malignity, and dro...
Tuz
...tuft of hair. With odorous oil thy head and hair are sleek;A...
Vacancy
...,Those little vacancies from toil are sweet. Dryd. St. of In.Th...
Vail (noun)
...Vail. n.s. [voile, French. This word is now fr...
Vicissitude
...ness. Atterb. Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound....
Waftage
...aying for waftage. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida....
Wallop
...acute;llop. v.n. [wealan, to boil, Saxon.] To boil....
Water (noun)
...Hampshire they fell water-trefoil as dear as hops. Mort. ...
Wave (noun)
...hy will. Wotton.Amidst these toils succeeds the balmy night;Now...
Weapon
... I have loaden me with many spoils, Using no other weapon but h...
Wink (verb)
...ts, and winked at the great spoil of Bosworth-field, which came...
Work (noun)
...rc, Saxon; werk, Dutch.] Toil; labour; employment.Bread, co...
Work (verb active)
...e. To Work out. To effect by toil.Not only every society, but e...
Work (verb neuter)
... To labour; to travail; to toil.    Good Kent, how ...
Yet (conjunction)
...t not one thought accuse thy toil of wit. Dryden....
Young (adjective)
... trees that bear must have an oily fruit; and young trees have ...
Zany
... beThy echo, thy debtor, thy foil, thy zany,I shall be thought,...

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    1. Did Johnson write a preface or introduction to his dictionary? I want to use such a preface as a type of essay for use in my Advanced Composition class.

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      Sr. Mary Dominic

    2. Sr. Mary Dominic Pitts, O.P. on May 24th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    3. Yes, he did. The Preface is transcribed here, and can be seen in Page View on pages 2 through 11.

    4. Brandi on May 24th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    5. ahead

    6. Anonymous on January 6th, 2014 at 10:30 pm
    7. Hi I am writing a paper about Johnson’s dictionary and I and frustrated cause I can’t find anywhere what did he mean by “n.s.”??!!! I’m pretty sure that “n” is for “noun” but what is the “s”????!!!

    8. Bo Wang on May 3rd, 2014 at 10:38 pm
    9. n.s. = “noun substantive”

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