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Ay, good till the middle of June: the body made hooks to whip the artificial fly upon, or bait of tawny wool, and the wings made to stand with the natural fly. 4. Springers, or spring contrary, one against the other, of the whitish hooks; a kind of double hooks, with a spring mail of a white drake. 7. For July, the wasp which flies open upon being struck into any fly; the body made of black wool, cast about fish, and so keeps its mouth open. with yellow silk, and the wings of drakes' fea- FISHING-LINE, a line made either of hair thers. 8. The steel fly; proper in the middle twisted, or silk; or the Indian grass. The best of July; the body made with greenish wool, colors are the sorrel, white, and gray; the two cast about with the feathers of a peacock's last for clear waters, the first for muddy ones. tail, and the wings made of those of the buzzard. . The pale watery green color is given artificially, 9. For August, the drake fly; the body made by steeping the hair in a liquor made of alum, with black wool cast about with black silk; the soot, and the juice of walnut-leaves, boiled towings of the mail of a black drake, with a black gether. head. The best rules for fishing with the artifi- FISHING-Rod, a long slender rod or wand, to cial fly are: To fish in a river somewhat dis- which the line is fastened, for angling. Of these turbed with rain: or in a cloudy day, when the there are several sorts; as, 1. A troller, or trolwaters are moved by a gentle breeze; the south ling rod, which has a ring at the end of the rod, wind is best; and if the wind blow high, yet for the line to go through when it runs off a not so but that you may conveniently guard reel. 2. A whipper, or whipping rod; a top your tackle; the fish will rise in plain deeps; but, rod, that is weak in the middle, and top heavy, if the wind be small, the best angling is in but all slender and fine. 3. A dropper, which swift streams. Keep as far from the water-side is a strong rod, and very light. 4. A snapper, as may be; fish down the stream with the sun or snap rod, which is a strong pole, peculiarly at your back, and touch not the water with your used for the pike. 5 A bottom rod; being line. Always angle in clear rivers, with a small the same as the dropper, but somewhat more fly and slender wings; but in muddy places, use pliable. a larger. When, after rain, the water becomes FIS'SILE, adj. Lat. fissilis, fissura, brownish, use an orange fly; in a clear day, a Fossil'ITY, n.s. from findo, to cleave. light colored fly; a dark fly for dark waters, &c. Fis'sure, n.s. & v.a.) Easy to cleave; fissility Let the line be twice as long as the rod, unless is the quality of admitting to be cloven : fissure the river be encumbered with wood. For every a cleft made; a narrow chasm or breach. sort of fly, have several of the same, differing in This crystal is a pellucid fissile stone, clear as water color, to suit with the different complexions of or crystal of the rock, and without color; enduring several waters and weathers. Let the fly fall

a red heat without losing its transparency, and in a first into the water, and not the line, which will very strong heat oalcıning without fusion. scare the fish. In slow rivers, or still places,

Newton's Opticks. cast the fly across the river, and let it sink a

The stone was distinguished into strata or layers; little in the water, and draw it gently back with those strata were divided by parallel fissures, that

were inclosed in the stone, the current. Flies for salmon should be made

Woodward's Natural History. with their wings standing one behind the other,

By a fall or blow the skull may be fissured or fracwhether two or four. This fish delights in the tured.

Wiseman'. Surgery. gaudiest colors that can be; chiefly in the wings, If the bone be much depressed, and the fissure which must be long, as well as the tail.

considerably large, it is then at your choice, whether Fishing-Floats are little appendages to the you will enlarge that fissure, or continue it for the line, serving to keep the hook and bait suspended evacuation of the matter, and forbear the use of the at the proper depih, to discover when the fish trepan : not doubting but a small depression of the has hold of them, &c. Of these there are divers bone will either rise, or cast off, by the benefit of

Wisemar.. kinds; some made of Muscovy duck quills, which are the best for slow waters; but, for

The gaping fissures to receive the rain.

Thomson. strong streams, sound cork, without flaws or holes, bored through with a hot iron, into which bed on the eastern side of the hollow and ascending

There is a fissure eight or ten feet wide, id a gravelis put a quill of exact proportion, is preferable: the hill about a mile from l'rentham in Staffordshire, pare the cork to a pyramidal form, and make it leading toward Drayton in Shropshire, which fissure smooth.

is filled up with nodules of iron ore. Darwin. FISHING-FROG. See LOPHIUS.

FISSURE OF A Bone, in surgery, is when it is Fishing-Hook, a small instrument made of divided either transversely or longitudinally, steel wire, of a bent form, to catch and retain not quite through, but cracked after the manner fish. The fishing-hook, in general, ought to be of glass, by any external force. See SURGERY. long in the shank, somewhat thick in the cir

FIST, n. s. & v. a. / Sax. föst; Goth. fast; cumference, the point even and straight. The

Fist'ICUFFS. Teut. faust ; i.e. the hand bend should be in the shank. For setting the in a fast or closed state. The hand clenched hook on, use strong, but small silk, laying the either to strike or hold: as a verb, to strike hair on the inside of your hook; for if it be on

or grasp with the fist : fisticuffs are cuffs with the the outside, the silk will fret and cut it asunder.

fist. There are several sizes of fishing-hooks, some

I commaupde you not big, some little, and of these some have peculiar Fortune to trust, and eke full well ye wot, names; as, 1. Single hooks. 2. Double hooks, I haue of her no brydle in my fist, which have two bendings, one contrary to the She renneth Inose, and turneth where she lyst. other. 3. Snappers, or gorgers, which are the

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And being down, the villain sore did beat tapering to the tail, which is forked, and from And bruise with clownish fists his manly face. which issues a slender taper whip, four inches

Faerie Queene. long, of the consistence of whalebone; the We have been down together in my sleep, mouth narrow, and the whole fish of a brown Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat,

color. They are sometimes taken on the coasts And waked half dead with nothing.

of Jamaica. They feed on sea-insects, &c., Shukspeare. Coriolanus.

which they drag easily from rocks on account of Anger causeth paleness in some; in others trembling, swelling, and bending the fist.


the peculiar formation of the snout. And the same hand into a fist may close,

FIT, n. s. Sax. fæt, fæc; Swed. fet; Which instantly a palm expanded shows.

Fit'rul, adj. S Belg. vat, Ital. fiata ; as Skin

Denham. ner conjectures from fight; "any fit of a disease She quick and proud, and who did Pas despise, being a struggle of nature:' Junius derives it Up with her fist, and took him on the face ;

more probably from the Flem. viit, frequent; Another time, quoth she, become more wise ; and Gr. pitta, haste. The paroxysin or crisis of Thus Pas did kiss her hand with little

grace. an intermittent disorder; any short return of an

intermitting complaint: hence, disorder; disI saw him spurning and fisting her most unmerci

temperature, generally; any recommencement fully.


of an action after intermission; an interval : Tyrrheus, the foster-father of the beast, Then clenched a hatchet in his horny fist.

fitful is varied by paroxysms; changeful.
She would seize upon John's commons; for which The life did fit away out of her nest,
they were sure to go to fisticuffs

And all his senses were with deadly fit opprest.
Arbuthnot Juhn Bull.

Faerie Queene.
My invention and judgment are perpetually at fis-

For your husband, ticuffi, 'till they have quite disabled each other.

He's noble, wise, judicious, and best knows

Swift. The fits of the season. Shakspeare. Macbeth, Naked men belabouring one another with snagged The sting of a wasp, a fit of the stone, the biting sticks, or dully falling together by the ears at fistic of a mad dog, destroy for the time ; the two first, cuffs.


happiness, and the other wisdom itself. FIST'ULA, n. s. Fr. fistule ; Lat. fistula.

Sir W. Temple. Fist'ulous, adj. A sinuous ulcer. See below. Sometimes 'tis grateful to the rich to try

A short vicissitude, and fit of poverty. That fistula which is recent is the easiest of cure :

Dryden. those of a long continuance are accompanied with ul.

Men that are habitually wicked may now and then, cerations of the glaud and caries in the bone.

by fits and starts, feel certain inotions of repentance. Wiseman's Surgery.


An ambitious man puts it in the power of every
How these sinuous ulcers become fistulous, I have

malicious tongue to throw him into a fit of melan-

Fistula, in the ancient music, an instrument

Thus o'er the dying lamp the unsteady flame of the wind kind, resembling our flute or flage- Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, olet. The principal wind instruments of the And falls again as loth to quit its hold. ancients were the tibia and the fistula. Some

Religion is not the business of some fits only and had holes, some none; some again were single intervals of our life, to be taken up at certain days pipes; others a combination of several; witness and hours, but a system of precepts to be regarded in the syringa of Pan.

all our conduct.

Rogers. Fistula, in the veterinary art. See VETERI

Mrs. Bull was so much enraged, that she fell down. NARY ART.

right into a fil.

Arbuthnot's John Bull. Fistula, in surgery, a deep narrow ulcer,

Small stones and gravel collect and become very generally arising from abscesses. It differs large in the kidneys, in which case a fit of the stone from a sinus, in being callous, the latter not. in that part is the cure.

Sharp's Surgery. See SURGERY.

All fits of pleasure we balance by an equal degree FISTULA LACHRYMALIS. A disorder at the of pain or languor : 'tis like spending this year, part canal leading from the eye to the nose, which of the next year's revenue.

Swift. obstructs the natural progress of the tears, and

As his years increased, his fits of giddiness and makes them trickle down the cheek; but this is deafness grew more frequent, and his deafness made

Johnson's Life of Swift. only the first and mildest stage of the disease : conversation difficult. in the next there is matter discharged with the

Fit. See PAROXYSN. tears from the puncta lachrymalia, and some

Fit, adj. v. a. & v. n.) Sax. fegt; Isl fit ; times from an orifice broke through the skin FIT’LY, adv.

Kem, vitten ; Belgic, between the nose and the angle of the eye. The

FIT'MENT, n. s.

voegt; Teut. fuight ; last and worst degree of it is, when the matter

(Sax. fegan, means to of one eye, by its long continuance, has not


adapt. Thomson) only corroded the neighbouring soft parts, but

Fit'TINGLY, adv. Proper; meet; adapialso affected the subjacent bone.

ed: right; convenient: as an active verb, to FISTULARIA, or Tobacco-pipe fish, a make so; to accommodate or adapt one thing to genus of fishes belonging to the order of abdo- another ; taking out and up to give intensity to minales. Of this genus Linnæus reckons two the meaning: as a neuter verb, to be proper or species. Three are now discovered. The F. becoming. Fitment is an obsolete word for tabacaria is generally about a foot in length; something adapted to a particular purpose. the fore part from the nose to half way the body Men of valour, fis to go out fur war and battle of nearly equal bigness; from whence it grows

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The carpenter marketh it out with a line : he fitteth If our forefathers thought fit to be grave and serious, it with planes.

Isa. xliv. 13.

I hope their posterity may laugh without offence. In things the fitness whereof is not of itself appa

Addison. rent, nor easy to be made sufficiently manifest unto The English fleet could not be paid and manned, all, yet the judgment of antiquicy, concurring with and fitted out, unless we encouraged trade and navi. that which is received, may induce them to think it gation.

Addison's Freeholder. not anfit.


An animal, in order to be moveable must be flexi. She shall be our messenger to this paultry knight. ble; and therefore is filly made of separate and small -Trust me, I thought on her; she'll fit it.

solid parts, replete with proper Aui Is. Arbuthnot.

Even so most fitly

A trussmaker fitted the child with a pair of boddice

stiffened on the lame side. Wiseman's Surgery. As you maliga our senators. Id. Coriolamu. Duncan is jo his grave;

Nor fits it to prolong the feast,

Timeless, indecent, but retire to rest. After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Id. Macbeth.

Pope's Odyssey. Nor time nor place Did then cohere, and yet you would make both :

Which abstract terms very fittingly agree with the

notion. They've made themselves, and that their fitness DOW

More. Does unmake you.

Id. A man cannot be said to know himself, till he is Poor beseeming : 'twas a fitment for

well acquainted with his proper talents and capacities; The purpose I then followed. Id. Cymbeline. knows for what ends he received them; and how Siuce we have said it were good not to use men of they may be most fitly applied and improved for those ambitious natures, except it be upon necessity, it is ends.

Muson. fil we speak in what cases they are su. Bacon.

And thu: I, Where a man cannot fitly play his own part, if he

Still on thy shores, fair Teman! inay find room have not a friend, he may quit the stage. ld.

And food for meditation, nor pass by A close behaviour is the fittest to receive virtue for

Much that may give us pause, if pondered fittingly. its constant guest, because there, and there only, it

Byron. can be secure.

Saville. FITCH, n. s. A corruption of vetch, says To take a latitude,

Dr. Johnson. A small kind of wild pea. Sun or stars are fitliest viewed

When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he At their brightest; but to conclude

not cast abroad the fitches?

Isaiah. Of longitudes, what other way have we

Now is the season But to mark when and where the dark eclipses be!

For sowing of fitches, of beans, and of peason. Donne.

T'usser. He lends him vain Goliah's cred sword, The fittest help just fortune could afford. Cowley. FITCH, in husbandry, is more generally known Would fate permit

by the name of chick-pea. See Cicer. Fitches To my desires I might my fortune fit ; are cultivated either for feeding cattle, or imTroy I would raise.


proving the land. They make wholesome and See how thou could'st judge of fit and meet. nourishing food, whether given in the straw, or


threshed out. When sown only to improve the We were purposely designed, and fitly framed, to soil, they are ploughed in just as they begin to understand and contemplate, to affect and delight in, blossom, by which means a tough stiff clay soil to undertake and pursue most noble and worthy is much enriched. things.

Barrow. How evil fits it me to have such a son ; and how

There are two words in the Hebrew Old Tesmuch doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness. tament, which our translators have rendered by

Sidney. It is fil for a man to know his own abilities and once, and that in Isa. xxviii. 25. 27, where weaknesses, and not think himself obliged to imitate the connexion proves it to be some kind of seed, all that he thinks fit to praise.

Boyle. but what kind is a subject of dispute. Jerom, I cannot fitlier compare marriage than to a lottery; Maimonides, R. David, Kimchi, and the rabbin for, in both, he that ventures may succeed, and may understand it to be the gith, called by the Greeks miss; and if he draw a prize, be hath a rich return pelayblov, and by the Latins nigella. It is thus of his venture : but in both lotteries there lie pretty described by Ballester: “It is a plant commonly store of blanks for every prize. As much of the stone as was contiguous to the fennel; the flower blue, which disappearing, the

met with in gardens, with leaves like those of marcasite, fitted the marcasite so close as if it had been formerly liquid.


ovary shows itself at the top like that of the The whole of our duty may be expressed most fitly poppy, and containing in its membranous cells, by departing from evil.

Tillotson. seeds of a very black color, not unlike those of This fury fit for her intent she chose, the leek, but of a very fragrant smell.' The One who delights in wars and human woes. Dryden. Jewish rabbin mention the seeds as mixed with

A play, which if you dare but twice fit out, bread. The other word rendered fitches, is You'll all be slandered and be thought devout. Id.

n20s, which the greatest number of commentaTis the great business of life to fit ourselves for

tors render spelt; but Dr. Geddes, R. David our end, and nu man can live well that bath not Kimchi, as well as our English translators, condeath in his eye.


sider it to be rye, which is supported by the It is a wrong use of my understanding to make it the rule and measure of another man's; a use which Arabic translations. Dr. Shaw thinks it may be


rice. it is neither fit for, nor capable of. Sowing the sandy gravelly land in Devonshire and

FITCHAT, n. s. ? Fr. fissau; Dutch, fisse. Cornwall with French furze seed, they reckon a great

FI'TCHEW. SA stinking little animal, improver of their land, and a fitter of it for corn.

that robs the hen-roost and warren. Skinner Mortimer's Husbandry. calls him the stinking ferret ; but he is much

The first occury but ,כסמת and קצח ,fitches


larger, at least as some provinces distinguish and entered early into the French service. When them, in which the polecat is termed a firchat, only fifteen years of age, he was wounded at the and the stinking ferret a stoat. See Mustela. siege of Buda. He was sent to Ireland in 1688, 'Tis such another fitchew! marry, a perfumed one;

and distinguished himself at the siege of LonWhat do you mean by this haunting of me? donderry, and at the bat:le of the Boyne. His

Shakspeare. superior merit recommended him to the French The fitchat, the sulimart, and the like creatures, - court, and he was created marshal of France, live upon the face and within the bowels of the earth. knight of the Holy Ghost, duke and peer of

Walton's Angler.

France, grandee of Spain, and commander-inFITCHBURGH, a post-town of Massachu. chief of the French arinies; in all which stations setts, in Worcester county, containing 1151 citi- his behaviour was such, that few equalled, perzens in 1795; forty-two miles north-west of haps none surpassed him. He was killed by Boston, and 393 from Philadelphia.

a cannon-ball at the siege of Philipsburgh in FITCHE’E, in heraldry, from

1738. old Fr. âshe, i.e. fixed; a term

FITZSTEPHEN (William), a learned monk applied to a cross when the lower

of Canterbury, of Norman extraction, born of rebranch ends in a sharp point.

spectable parents in London, in the twelfth cenThe reason of it Mackenzie sup

tury. Being attached to archbishop Becket, he poses to be, that the Christians

was present at the time of his murder. And in were wont to carry crosses with

1174 he wrote in Latin, The Life of St. Thomas, them wherever they went; and, when they archbishop and martyr; in which, as Becket stopped on their journey at any place, they was a native of the metropolis, he introduces a fixed these portable crosses in the ground for description of London, with a detail of the mandevotion's sake.

ners and usages of the citizens, which is deserFITISH, or Fetish, is the appellation given vedly considered as a great curiosity, being the by the natives of Middle Africa to their idols, or earliest professed account of London extant. He charms, which are of almost endless variety in died in 1191. form and composition. The most common are FITZWILLIAM, a township of New Hampmilk, eggs, and birds; and the partridge is held shire in Cheshire county; sixteen miles east so sacred, that if the foot of a dead one is of the Connecticut. known to have touched a dish of meat, no one FIVE, adj. Saxon, fif; Goth. finif ; will taste of it, although ready to die of hunger. Five'-BAR, Belg. fief; Teut. funf, seein They do not, however, regard milk or eggs with Five'-BARRED,

ingly corrupted, says Minequal veneration, for they may be sometimes seen Five'-FOLD, sheu, from the Lat. quinque. devouring each other's fitishes with the greatest FIVE'LEAVED. A number; four and one; harmony. Their portable fitishes consist of five-bar and five-barred are, having five bars, rude imitations of the human form, or of ani- usually applied to gates. Five-leaved is an epithet mals, with a piece of looking-glass fixed in the of cinquefoil. Drayton calls it ‘five-leaf.' breast; the tusks of the young elephant, filled with a black paste, into which shells are stuck; and hidde bir fyve nonethis and seyde.

And aftir these dayes Elizabeth his wif conseyvede

Wiclif. tigers' claws and teeth ; the minute horns of the

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. chevrotten and other animals; sea-shells full of

Matthew black paste, or even small parcels of party

No person, no incident, but must be of use to carry colored rags, and diminutive flasks, containing on the main design : all things else are like six fingers consecrated gunpowder. No man takes a drink, to the hand, when nature, wnich is superduous in without making an oblation to the master fitish, nothing, can do her work with fire. Dryden. which is frequently an elephant's tooth. He

Five herds, five bleating locks, his pastures filled. holds it in the left hand, and, after licking its

Id. pasted head, squirts a mouthful of liquid over it in a shower; then muttering a few words, he they are five and twenty.

Our British youth lose their figure by that time

Addison. drinks the remainder bimself. FITZHERBERT (Sir Anthony), a learn- Those füve-fold monsters modern authors make.

The flood, flame, swine, the lion, and the spake, ed lawyer in the reign of king Henry VIII.,

Young. descended of an ancient family, and born at Norbury in Derbyshire. He was made a judge

FIVES, n. s. Teut. feifel; Fr. avives. A

disease of horses, of the court of common pleas in 1523; and distinguished himself by many valuable works.

His horse sped with spavins, rayed with the yel. His principal writings are, The Grand Abridg- lows, past eure of the rives, and stark spoiled with

the staggers. ment; The Office and Authority of Justices of

Shakspeare. Peace; The Office of Sheriffs, Bailiffs of Liber- FIUME, a sea-port of Austria on the Adriatic, ties, Escheators, Constables, Coroners, &c.; Of at the extremity of the gulf of Juarnero. It conthe Diversity of Courts ; Of the Surveying of sists of the inner and outer town, the latter of Lands; and the Book of Husbandry. He died which is new and well built. The harbour, in 1538.

though difficult of entrance, is commodious; and FITZJAMES (James, duke of Berwick), was large vessels may ride at distance safely at anchor, the natural son of James II., by Mrs. Arabella The exports are corn, tobacco, and wood; the Churchill, sister to the celebrated duke of Marl- imports rye, sugar, spices, salt, &c. Fiume was borough. He was born at ulins in 1671, in 1813 re-captured from the French, who seized


it in 1809, bg ari Austrian and British force. the first operation of the fire, that itselt does scarce Many of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood afterwards separate them.

Boyle. are of Hungarian origin. It is five miles W.N.W. One loves fired laws, and the other arbitrary power. of Buccari, and thirty-six south east of Trieste.


Thus while the Trojan prince employs his eyes,
Population 12,000.
FIUMETTO, a mountain of Italy, in the Pised on the walls with wonder and surprise.

Dryden. duchy of Modena, and late department of Cros

He made himself their prey, tolo; near which wells are dug, from 100 to 120

To’impose on their belief, and 'Troy betray; feet deep, on the surface of whose waters a red

Fired on his aim, and obstinately bent, dish medicinal oil swims, that is skimmed off once To die undaunted, or to circumvent. a fortnight.

Id. Æneid. FIX', v. a. & v. n. Fr.firer; Ital. ficcare; If we would be happy, we must fix upon some Fixa'tion, n. s. Span. firar; Port. fincar; foundation that can never deceive us.

L'Estrange. Fix'Edly, adv. Lat. firus ; from Gr. anyw,

In inost bodies not propagated by seed, it is the coFıx'EDNESS, n. s.

Lucke. Antw, to pitch as a tent. lour we must fix on, and are most led by. Fıx'ıpITY, To make fast or firm; We pronounce concerning gold, that it is fixed.

I. Fıx'ity,

place permanently; estaFix'TURE, blish ; settle; deprive of

If we pretend that the distinction of species, or Fix'URE.

sorts, is firedly established by the real and secret motion volatility ; constitutions of things.

Id. pierce: as a neuter verb to settle, opinion or

Firedness, or a power to remain in the fire unconresolution; rest; lose volatility: fixation is sta- sumed, is an idea that always accompanies our combility ; firmuess; settledness : fixidity, coherence plex idea signified by the word gold.

Id. of parts; a word used by Boyle for what Sir

Omnipotency, omnisciency, and infinite goodness, Isaac Newton calls fixity: fixire is the word enlarge the spirit while it fistly looks on them. used by Shakspeare (not fixture) for position ;

Burnet. stable pressure; firmness, although fixture, some- And are not the sun and fixed stars great earths thing affixed, or fastened to a house, appears a vehemently hot, whose heat is conserved by the very · legitimate' and useful modern word. greatness of the bodies, and the mutual action and While from the raging sword he vainly fies,

reaction between them, and the light which they A bow of steel shall fix his trembling thighs.

emit, and whose parts are kept from fuming away, Sandys.

not only by their firity, bnt also by the vast weight

and density of the atmospheres incumbent upon them? Why are thine eyes fixt to the sullen earth,

Newton's Opticks. Gazing at that which seems to dim thy sight?


An universal dissolution of manners began to preThe firm firure of thy foot would give an excellent vail, and a professed disregard to all fised principles. motion to thy gift. Id.

Atterbury. The firure of her eye hath motion in't,

Fluid or solid comprehend all the middle degrees As we were mocked with art,

between extreme fixedness and coherency, and the Id. Winter's Tale. most rapid intestine motion of the particles of bodies.

Bentley. Frights, changes, horrours,

They are subject to errors from a parrowness of Divert and crack, rend and deracinate

soul, a fixation and confinement of thought to a few The unity and married calm of states


Quite from their firure.
Id. Troilus and Cressida.

If we take a general view of the world, we shall

find that a great deal of virtue, at least outward apIn the midst of molto lead, when beginneth to

pearance of it, is uot so much from any fired princongeal, make a little dent, and pat quicksilver, ciple as the terror of what the world will say, and the wrapped in a piece of linen, in that hole, and the liberty it will take upon the occasions we shall give. quicksilver will fix and run no more, and endure the

Sterne, hammer. Bacon's Natural History.

For the wisest purposes God hath fixed the relation Upon the compound body three things are chiefly between the means and the end; and we are not to to be observed; the colour, the fragility or pliantness, expect, either in natural or spiritual things, to obtain and the volatility or fixation, compared with the simple the end while we despise the means. . Witherspoor. bodies.


Individuals pass like shadows; but the coinmonTo light, created in the first day, God gave no

wealth is fixed and stable. The difference therefore proper place or firation. Raleigh's History.

of to-day and to-morrow, which to private people is A firedness in religion will not give my conscience immense, to the state is nothing.

Burke. leave to consent to innovations. King Charles.

Though her eyes shone out, yet the lids were fired, Your fixation in matters of religion will not be more And the glance that it gave was wild and unmixed necessary for your soul's than your kingdom's peace. With aught of change, as the eyes may scem

Id. Of the restless who walk in a troubled dream Hell heard the' unsufferable noise, hell saw

Byron. Siege of Corinth. Heaven running from heaven, and would have filed

Fixation, in chemistry, the rendering any Affrighted, but that fate had fired too deep

volatile substance fixed, so as not to fly off upon Her dark foundations, and too fast had bound.


being exposed to a great heat. See FIXED

Bodies. Salt dissolved upon a firation returns to its affected cubes.


Fixed Air, in the old chemical nomenclature, Your kindness banishes your fear,

an invisible and permanently elastic fluid, supeResolved to fix for ever here.

Waller. rior in gravity to the common atmospheric air Bodies mingled by the fire are differing as to the and most other aerial fluids, exceedingly destrucfisidity and volatility, and yet are so combined by tive to animal life; produced in great quantities,

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