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To edge her champion's fword, and urge my EDGEWARE, a town of England, in the corn. li ruin.

Dryden. ty of Middlesex, on the borders of Hereford. s. To furnish with an edge.

fnire ; with a weekly market on Thursday. It is 1 feli'd along a man of bearded face,

8 miles NW. of London. Lon. 0. 14. W. Lit. Flis limbs all cover'd with a shining cafe ; Só wondrous hard, and fo secure of wound, * EDGEWISE. adv. Cedge and wise. With the It made my sword, though edy'd with flint, re- edge put into any particular direction.-Should bound.

Drsden. the flat lide be objected to the stream, it would 3. To border with any thing; to fringe. - be foon turned edgewise by the force of it, Ray. Their long descending train,

(1.) EDGEWORTH, a large parish of England, With rabies «dz’d, and saphires, swept the plain. in Glouceitershire, 3 miles from Bisley, Dryden. (2.) EDGEWORTH, or

Ireland, --I rid over hanging bills, whose tops were edged with groves, and whose feet were watered with Leinster'; $2 miles from Dublin. winding rivers. Pope. 4. To exafperate ; to em. EDGHIR, a town of Hindoostan, in the county

bitter. ---By such reasonings the fimple were blind- of Golconda, 10 miles W. of Rachore, and 75 . ed, and the malicious edged. Hayward. He was SW. of Hydrabad.

indigent and low in money, which perhaps might (1.) * EDGING: n. f. (from edge.] 1. What is have a little edged his desperation. Wotton. s. To added to any thing by way of ornament.put forward beyond a line.-Edping by degrees The garland which I wove for you to wear, their chairs forwards, they were in a little time And border'd with a rofy edging round. Dryd. got up close to one another. Locke.

-A woman branches out into a long differtation (2.) * T. Edge. v. n. (perhaps from rd, back. upon the edging of a petticoat. Addison's, Spreto ward, Sax] To move forward againft any power; 2. A narrow lace. going close upon a wind, as it upon its skirts or (2.) EDGINGS. in gardening, the series of small border, and so failing flow.

but durable plants, set round the edges or borders I must edge upon a point of wind, of flower-beds, &c. The best and most durabie And make now way. Dryden's Cleomenes. of all plants for this use, is box; which, if well EDGEBASTON, a village near Birmingham. plantei, and rightly managed, will continue in

* EDGED. participial adj. (from edge) Sharp; Arength and beauty for many years. The seasons not blunt. - We find that subtile or edged quanti- for planting this, are the autumn, and very eariy, ties do prevail over blunt ones. Digby.

in the spring: and the bek species for this pure (1.) EDGEFIELD, a county of South Carolina, pose is the dwarf Dutch box. Formerly, it was the fouthermost in the district of Ninety-Six, also a very common practice to plant borders, or baunded on the N. by Saluda river, which divides edgings, of aromatic herbs; as thyme, savory, hylit from Newbury county, on the SW: by Savan. fop, lavendar, and the like; but there are all api nah" "river, which separates it from the fate of to grow woody, and to be in part, or wholly deGeorgia, on the E. by Orangeburg district, and Atroyed in hard winters. Dailies, thrift, or fea on the W. by Abbeville county. The ridge of e- july-flower, and camomile, are also used by some levated land, which divides the waters of Saluda for this purpose : but they require yearly transfrom those of Savannah river, pafles nearly through planting, and a great deal of trouble, else they the middle of the county. Edgefield county is a- grow out of form; and they are also subject to bout 34 miles long, and 24 broad; and contains perish in very hard feasons. 13,289 inhabitants, of whom 3619 are llaves. EDGMOND, a village in Shropshire, 2 miles

12.) EDGEFIELD, a town in the above county, from Newport. with a court house and post office : 40 miles from EDGTON, SE. of Bishop's castle, Shropshire. Abbeville ; 25 from Augufta, and 60 from Co EDHILING, EDHLINGUS, an ancient appellumnbia.

Jation of the nobility among the Anglo-Saxons. (3.) EDGEFIELD, a village of England, in Nor- The Saxon nation, fays Nithard (Hið. lib. iv.) is folk, on the S. fide of the river Holt.

divided into three orders or classes of people; the EDGEHILL, a village in Warwickshire, near edhilingi, the friling', and the lazzi; which fignify Kenton; memorable for the first battle fought be- the nobility, the freemen, and the vafsals or flaves. tween the forces of K. Charles I, and those of the Instead of edhiling, we fometimes meet with athe parliament in 1642. It is 14 miles S. of Warwick. ling, or atbeling; which appellation was likewise Lon. 1. 35. W. Lat. 51. 37. N.

given to the king's son, and the presumptive heir EDGELESS. adj. (from edge. Blunt; ob. of the crown. See ATHELING. tufe; unable to cut.-They are edgeless weapons EDIAL, a village W. of Litchfield, Staffordsh. it hath to encounter. Decay of Piety.

EDIBLE. adj. (from edo, Latin.] Fit to be EDGEMONT, a township of the United States, eaten; fit for food.-Some Nesh is not edible, as in Delaware county, Pennfylvania.

horses and dogs. Bacon.-Wheat and barley, and EDGETON, a village of England, in Rutland. the like, are made either edible or potable by man's shire, se. of Okehamn.

art and industry. More.--Some the fungus kind, EDGETOOL. n. f. (edge and tool.1 A tool gathered for edible muihrooms, have produced a made sharp to cut. There must be no playing difficulty of breathing. e'rbuthnot. with things facred, nor jesting with edgetools. EDICLIFF, a town SE. of Shadwell, Salop. L'Efrange.- I Mall exercise upon steel, and its re

(1.)* EDICT. n. f. Lediilum, Lat.) A proclama. veral forts; and what sort is fittest for edgetools, tion of command or prohibition ; a low promul. which fur (prings. Mox".

gited. When an abiclute monarch comma's

his subjects that which seemeth good in his own The edifice, where all were met to see him, discretion, hath not his edi&t the force of a law? Upon their heads and on his own he pullid. Milt. Hooker.

- As Tuscan pilllars owe their original to this Severe decrees may keep our tongues in awe, country, the architects always give them a place But to our thoughts what edi& can give law ? in edifices raifed in Tuscany. Addison un Italy. - He

: Dryden, must be an idiot that cannot discern more strokes. -The ministers are always preaching, and the of workmanship in the structure of an animal than governours putting out edi&ts, against gaming and in the moft elegant edifice. Bentley. fine cloaths. Addison.

* EDIFIER. n. f. [from ediff.] One that im(2.) An Edict is an order or inftrument, figned proves or instructs another. and sealed by a prince, to serve as a law to his * To EDIFY. v. a. [edifico, Lat.] 1. To build. subjects. We find frequent mention of the edicts There was a holy chapel edify'd, of the prætor, in the Roman law. In the ci-devant Wherein the hermit wont to say French law, the edicts were of several kinds : His holy things each morn and eventide. Spení. tome importing new laws or regulations; others, 2. To instruct; to improve.—He who speaketh the erection of new offices; establishments of du. no more than edifieth, is undeservedly reprehendties, rents, &c. and sometimes articles of pacifi. ed for much speaking. Hooker.-Men are edified, cation. In despotic governments, an edict is much when either their understanding is taught fomethe same as a proclamation is with us: but with what whereof, in such actions, it behoreth all men this difference, that the former has the authority to consider, or when their hearts are moved with of a law from the power which issues it; whereas any affection suitable thereunto. Hooker.-Life is. the latter is only a declaration of a law, to which no life, without the blessing of a friendly and an it refers, and has no power in itself. Edicts can- edifying conversation. L'Esrange. 3. To teach ; not exist in Britain, because the enacting of laws to persuade. This is now either obsolete or ludi. is lodged in the parliament, and not in the king. crous.-You shall hardly edify me, that those 02Edicts are all sealed with green wax, as a sign of tions might not, by the law of nature have been their being perpetual and irrevocable.

subdued by any nation that had only policy and *EDIFICATION. n. S. (edificatio, Lat.] 1. The moral virtue. Bacon's Holy War. act of building up man in the faith ; improvement EDIKOSEN, a town of France, in the dep. of in holiness. Our blessed Saviour told us, that we Mont Tonnerre, late of Germany, in the palati, muft account for every idle word, not meaning nate of the Rhine, 4 miles N. of Landau. "Near that every word not designed for edification, or this place a long and bloody battle was fought less prudent, shall be reckoned for a lin. Taylor. between the French and Pruilians in 1794, which 2. Improvement; instruction.-Out of thele ma. terminated in favour of the former. gazines I shall supply the town with what may (1.) * EDILE. n. f. lædilis, Lat.] The title of a tend to their edification. Addison.

magistrate in old Rome, whore office seems in . * EDIFICE. n. f: [ædificium, Lat.] A fabrick; fome particulars to have resembled that of our a building; a structure. -My love was like a fair juftice of built on another man's ground; so that I The edile, ho! let him be apprehended. Sbak. have lost my edifice by mistaking the place where (2.) EDILE. See Ædile. I ere&ted it. Shakesp.


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