An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem, them.
A contraction of Against.
'Neath (prep. & adv.)
An abbreviation of Beneath.
A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has.
An abbreviation of God's blood; -- used as an oath.
An exclamation expressive of impatience or anger.
God's nails, or His nails, that is, the nails with which the Savior was fastened to the cross; -- an ancient form of oath, corresponding to 'Od's bodikins (dim. of body, i.e., God's dear body).
An exclamation contracted from God's wounds; -- used as an oath.
A common contraction of it is.
A contraction of it was.
An abbreviation of Betwixt, used in poetry, or in colloquial language.
() Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.
Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically () To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.
An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit to be blamed; salable.
A suffix composed of -able and the adverbial suffix -ly; as, favorably.
A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.
A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.
-ances (pl. )