Glossographia - Dramatic Dromedary

man Beggar, a lowzy Quean.

 

Draco’s Laws, Laws, which for being extream severe and cruel, are therefore said to be written rather with blood then ink; such are those that punish trivial offences with death, or some other excessive torment. So called from Draco an antient and severe law-maker in Athens .

 

Dram (drachma) the eighth part of an ounce, it contains three Scruples, every scruple being of the weight of twenty wheat corns: So that a Dram is the just weight of Sixty corns of wheat. Also a peece of money among the Grecians, the most usual whereof valued of ours 7d. ob.

 

Dramatick (dramaticum) a kind of poetry, when the personsare every one adorned and brought upon the Theater, to speak and act their own parts. Hobbs . See Poesie.

 

Drap-de berry, a thick kind of cloth so called, for that it was first made in the County of Berry in France .

 

Drapery (so called of the French word Drapri) cloth a term which Painters use, consisting principally in the true making and folding a Garment, in drawing or limning, giving to every fold his proper natural doubling and shadow. Peacham. See Silerie.

 

Drift or a-Drift, a term among Water-men, and signifies the floating of a Boat alone without any person in it, to row or steer it, but is carried to and fro with the Tyde.

 

Dril, a Stone-cutters tool, wherewith he bores little holes in Marble, &c. Also a large over-grown ape, or Baboon, so called.

 

Dogoman (or Draguman) an Interpreter or Truchman, the word is used by the Turks from the Gr, ?. The Fr, write it Drogueman. See Truchman.

 

Drol (Fr.) a good-fellow, boon Companion, merry Grig; one that cares not how the world goes.

 

Drolery (Fr.) is with us taken for a kinde of facetious way of speaking or writing, full of merry knavish wit.

 

Dromedary (dromas, adis) a kind of Camel with two bunches on his back, very swift, being able to carry a man 100 miles a day, and may abide three dayes journey without drink.

 

Dropacist (dropacista) one that pulls off hair and makes the body bare.

 

Drudger, one that fishes for oysters; and that kind of fishing is called drudging.

 

Druids (Druides) certain Prophets or learned Pagan Priests that lived naked in woods, giving themselves to the study of Philosophy, and avoiding all company as much as they might: they were of such estimation among the people,

 

 

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