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" We have more words than notions ; half a dozen words for the same thing : sometimes we put a new signification to an old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there... "
The Monthly Magazine - Page 44
1810
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq., Or His Sense of ...

John Selden - Table-talk - 1786 - 163 pages
...old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun, was in use in England for an engine to cist a thing from a man, long before there was any gunpowder found out. V. Words must be fitted to a man's mouth; 'twas well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for...
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Seldeniana, Or, The Table-talk of John Selden, Esq;: Being His Sense of ...

John Selden - Anecdotes - 1798 - 136 pages
...old Word, as when we call a Piece a Gun. The Word Gun was in ufe in England for an Engine, to caft a thing from a man, long before there was any Gun-powder found out. 5. Words muft be fitted to a Man's Mouth ; 'twat well faid of the Fellow that was to make a Speech for my Lord...
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Seldeniana, or The table-talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818
...signification to an old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there...mouth ; it was well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for my lord mayor, he desired to take measure of his lordship's mouth. LAW. 1. A MAN...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...signification to an old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there...mouth; it was well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for my lord mayor, he desired to take measure of his lordship's mouth. LAW. 1. A MAN...
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Essays, Moral and Entertaining

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - English essays - 1819 - 166 pages
...was in use iti England for an engine to cast a thing from a mail, long before there was any guupowder found out. 5. Words must be fitted to a man's mouth. It was well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for my lord mayor, he desired to take measure of his lordship's mouth. LAW. 1. A man...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

British prose literature - 1821
...signification to an old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there...mouth. It was well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for my lord mayor, he desired to take measure of his lordship's mouth. LAW. 1. A man...
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Selden's table talk

John Selden - 1821
...signification to an old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there...mouth. It was well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for my lord mayor, he desired to take measure of his lordship's mouth. 1. A man may plead...
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Table-talk; Or, Selections from the Ana: Containing Extracts from the ...

George Moir - Anecdotes - 1827 - 326 pages
...signification to an old word, as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there...mouth. It was well said of the fellow that was to make a speech for my lord mayor, he desired to take measure of his lordship's mouth. xv. LAW. 1. A...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...nification to an old word; as when we call a piece a guri. The word gun was used in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there was any gunpowder found out. — Selden. DCCLXVI. The caution authors now proceed with shows the refinement of the times; still...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...signification to an old word; as when we call a piece a gun. The word gun was used in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man, long before there was any gunpowder found out. — Selden. DCCLXVL The caution authors now proceed with shows the refinement of the times; still they...
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