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stantine built a church here, the walls of which 153 when placed on the ground. No persons are yet in existence: eight leagues S.W.Jeru- ever ascended to the top of this mountain till salen.


year 1772, when it was visited by Dr. Van HEBRUS, in ancient geography, the largest Troil, a Swedish gentleman, sir Joseph Banks, river of Thrace, rising from mount Scombros, Dr. Solander, and Dr. Lind of Edinburgh. and emptying itself at two months into the They found about Hecla most kinds of lara to Egean Sea, to the N. of Samothrace.

be met in otlıer volcavic countries. HECATE, in fabulous bistory, a danghter HE/CTIC. He'ctical, a. (hectique, Fr.) of Perses and Asteria, the saine as Proserpine I. Habitual; constitutional (Donne). 2. or Diana. She was called Luna in heaven, Troubled with a morbid heat (l'aylor). Diana on earth, and Hecate or Proserpine in


See FEBRIS HECTICA. bell, whence her name of Diva triforinis, ter- HECTOR, in fabulous history, a son of gemina, triceps. She was supposed to preside kiny Priam and Hecuba, the most valiant of over magic and enchantments. Dogs, lambs, all the Trojan chiefs that fought against the and boney were generally offered to her, espe. Greeks. He married Andromache, the daughcially in cross roads, whence she obtained the ter of Eetion, by whom he had Astyanax. He name of Trivia. Her power was extended over was appointed chief commander of all the Troheaven, the earth, sea, and hell.

jan forces, when Troy was besieged by the HECATESIA, a yearly festival kept by the Greeks. He engaged with the bravest of the Stratonicensians and Athenians in honour of Greeks in the different actions. Wben Achilles Hecate.

bad driven back the Trojans towards the city, HECATOMB, in antiquity, a sacrifice of an Hector waited the approach of his enemy ncar hundred beasts of the same kind, at an hunıred the Scæan gates. The sight of Achilles, how. altars, and by an hundred priests or sacrificers, ever, terrified him, and he fed before him in The word is formed of the Greek exalouby, the plain. The Greek pursued, and Hector which properly signifies a sumptuous or mag

was killed, and his body was dragged in cruel nificent sacritice. Others derive it from the triumph by the conqueror round the tomb of Greek exatov, centum, a hundred, and bos bos. Patroclus. Old Priam, after the greatest in. bullock, &c.; on which footing the liecatomb sult had been offered to the corpse, ransoned should be a sacrifice of 100 bullocks. Others it. The epithet of Hectoreus is applied by the derive the word from exatoy and aws pes, foot, poets to the Trojans, as best expressive of vaand on that principle hold, that the hecatomb lour and intrepidity. might consist of only 25 four-footed beasts. HE'CTOR. 8. (from Hector, the great HoThey add, that it did not matter what kind meric warrior.) H bully; a blustering, turbo. of beasts were chosen for victims, provided lent, pervicacions, noisy fellow (Privr). the quota of feet were but had. Pythagoras is To He'ctor, . a. (from the noun.) To said to have sacrificed a hecatomb to the muses, threaten ; to treat with insolent terms (Arof 100 oxen, in joy and gratitude for his dis- buthnot). covering that in a rectangled triangle the square To He'ctor, v. n. To play the bully of the hypothenuse is equal to the squares of (Swisl). the two other sides : but as he had an aversion HECU BA, daughter of Dymas, a Phrygian to animal sacrifices, this tale cannot easily be prince, or according to others, of Cisseis, a credited.

Thracian king, was the second wife of Priam, TECATONIB.EON. See EcaTon• king of Troy. When pregnant of Paris, slie

dreamed that she had brought forth a torch, HECATOMPHONIA, a solemn sacrifice which had reduced all Troy to astus. The offered by the Messenians to Jupiter when any soothsayers declared that the son she should of them liad killed an bundred enemies. bring into the world would prove the ruin of

HECATOMPOLIS, an opithet given to his country. When Paris was born, she er. Crete, from the hundred cities whicli it once posed him on mount Ida to avert the calamities contained.

threatened ; but the prediction of the sooth. HECATOMPYLOS, an epithet applied to sayers was eventually fulilled. After haring Thebes, in Egypt, on account of its hundred had the misfortune to see the greatest part of gates,

her children perish by the hanıls of the enemy; HECATONSTYLON, in ancient architec- she, wlien Troy was taken, fell to the lot of ture, a porch with 100 columns,

Ulysses, as one of the captors. She sailed for HECKLE, ainong hiemp.dressers. See Greece, and in her voyage found on the ThriIlATCHEL.

cian coast the body of her son Polydorus, who RECLA (Mount) a mountain of Iceland, had perished by the cruelty of Polymnestor, with a volcano, which frequently sends forth king of Thrace. She attempted to revenge the flames and torrents of buruing matter. The death of her son, but was prevented by being

After this eruptions in the year 1693 and 1766 occasioned suddenly changed into a bitch. terrible devastations, some of the matter being metamorphosis, it is said, she threw herself thrown forth to the distance of 150 miles, and into the sca. a circuit of nearly fitty laid waste by the lava. HEDAMORA, a town of Sweden, in It takes up four bours' time to ascend. On Westmania, scated on the Dahl. Lat. 66. 14 the highest point, where Fahrenheit's thermo. N, Lon. 17. 7 E. ineter was at twenty-four in the air, it rose to HE'DERA, in botany, ivy: a genus of the


class and order pentandria, monogynia. Calyx Hedge-pIG. &. A young hedge-log (Shakfive-toothed ; petals five, dilated at the base; speare). berry five-seeded, surrounded by the calyx. HEDGE-ROW, 8. The series of trees or bushes Pour species: two of Jamaica, H. pendula, planted for enclosures (Milton). and H. nutans; one of Ceylon, H. terebinthi- HEDGE-SPARROW, in ornithology. Sce nacea; and one, H. helix, common to our own Motacilla. country, with five-angled, and five-lobed leaves; HEDGING-BILL. 8. (hedge and bill.) A the floral leaves ovate; and with erect umbels. cutting hook used in making bedges (Sidney). The leaves of this last have little or no smell, HE'DGER. 8. (from hedge.) One who but a very nauseous taste. Haller informs us, makes hedges (Locke), that they are recommended in Germany against

HEDWIGIÀ. In botany, a genus of the the atrophy of children. By the common peo- class octandria, order monogynia. Calyx fourple in this conntry they are sometimes applied toothed; corol tubular, four-cleft; 'capsule to running sores, and to keep issues open. The three-grained, three-celled; a nut in each cell. berries were supposed by the ancients to have One species. A tree of Hispaniola, with ala purgative and emetic quality; and an extract ternate, pinnate leaves ; terminal and axillary was made from them by water, called by Quer. racemes. cetanins extractam purgans.

Later writers HEDYCA'RIA. In botany, a genus of have recommended them in small doses as alex- the class monæcia, order icosandria. Male: epharmic and sudorific: it is said, that in the filamentless; anthers numerous, four-grooved, plague at London, the powder of them was bearded at top. Fem.: germs pedicelled: stiggiven in vinegar or white wine, with good suce mas papillæ scattered over the germ; nuts pecess. It is from the stalk of this tree that a dicelled, one seeded. One species only. 'A resinous juice exudes very plentifully in warm New Zealand shrub, with axillary racemes and climates. See GUMMI HEDERÆ.

sweet nuts. HEDEKA' TERRESTRIS. Ground-ivy, or HEDY'CEIUM. In botany, a genus of gill. Glecoma hederacca; foliis reniformibus the class monandria, order monogynia. Calyx crenatis, of Linnéus. Class didynamia. Order one-leafed, appearing as if broken: corol with gymnospermia. This indigenous plant has a a very long tube, and double three-parted bor. peculiar strong smell, and a bitterishi somewhat der ; nectary two-leased. One species only; aromatic taste. It is one of those plants which a native of India, with nodding corols much were formerly much esteemed for possessing longer than the calyx. virtues that, in the present age, cannot be HEDY CREA, 'In botany, a genus of the detected. In obstinate coughs it is a favourite class pentandria, order monogynia. Calyx remedy with the poor.

five-toothed, inferior; corolless; drupe oneHEDERA'CEOUS. a. (hederaceus, Lat.). seeded, soft; nut one-seeded, covered with Producing ivy.

fibres. One species; a Guiana tree, with white HEDGE. 8. (hegge, Saxon.) A fence made flowers; and white fruit dotted with red, the round grounds with prickly bushes (Pope). size of an olive, and eatable. Hedge, prefixed to any word, notes some

HEDYO'SMUM. In botany, a genus of thing mean, vile, of the lowest class (Swift). the class monæcia, order polyandria. Male :

1% Hedge. v. a. (from the noun.) l. To ament covered with anthers; perianthless ; enclose with a hedge (Bacon). 2. To obstruct corolless, filamentless. Fem.: calyx three(Hosea). 3. To encircle for defence (Shak.), toothed; corolless ; style one, three sided : 4. To shut up within an enclosure (Locke). berry three-sided, one-seeded. Two species, 5. To force into a place already full (Dry- natives of Jamaica ; one with a shrubby, the den).

other with an arborescent stem, To Hedge, v.n. To shift; to hide the head HEDY'OTIS. In botany, a genus of the (Shakspeare).

class tetrandria, order monogynia. Corol oneHEDGE-BORN. Of no known birth; petalled, funnel-form; capsule two-celled, many meanly born (Shakspeare).

seeded, inferior. Eleven species, chiefly of the HEDGE-HOG, in mastiology. See Erina- East, a few of the West Indies. The only one CECS.

entitled to notice is H. auricularia, a native of Hedge-HOG TREFOIL, in botany. See Ceylon, with alternate branches opposite, MEDICAGO.

pendulons, entire lance-ovate, glabrous leaves HEDGE-HOG THISTLE, in botany.

Sec and flowers in whorls; in common use among Cactus.

the inhabitants of neighbouring nations as a HEDGE-HOG HOLLY, in botany. See llex. specific in cases of deafness.

HEDGE-HOGGED PERICARP. In botany, HEDY'PNOIS. In botany, a genus of the echinatam pericarpium. Beset with prickles. class syngenesia, order polygamia æqualis. A round prickly set of flowers, like a hedge. Receptacle naked; calyx invested with scales; hog, is called echinus : a burr.

down of the centre double; the outer of many HEDGE-HOG HOOKED. In botany, echinato- obsolete bristles, inner of five chaffy leaves; of uncinata spica. A spike beset with prickles the ray a membranaceous denticulate niargin. which are hooked at the end.

Five species, chiefly natives of the south of HEDGE NETTLE (Shrubby). See Pra: Europe.

HEDY'SARUM. In botany, a genus of Hedge-note. 8. A word of contempt for the class diadelphia, order decandria. Calyx low writing (Dryden).

five-cleft; keelöf tlıc corol transversely obtuse;



low :

loment jointed, the joints compressed and one- Mahomedans, who begin their computation sceded. A hundred and seventeen species from the day that Mahomet was forced to scattered over the four quarters of the globe, make liis escape from the city of Mecca, which but the greater number natives of the East or happened on Friday the 16th of July 6:22. West Indies. They may be subdivided as fula The vears of the begira are lunar ones, coo

sisting only of 351 days. Hence, to reduce A. Leaves simple.

these years to the Julian calendar, that is, to B. With a single pair of leaflets.

find what Julian year a given year of the he. C. Leaves ternate.

gira answers to: reduce the year of the begira 1. Leaves pinnate. See Nat. Hist. Pl. into days, by multiplying by 354, divide the CXXVII.

product by 3651, and to the quotient add 622, To HEED. v. a. (hedan, Saxon.) To mind; the year the begira commenced. to regard; to take notice of; to attend (Locke). The orientals do not agree with us as to the

HEET), S. (from the verb.) 1. Care; atten time of the begira. Among the Mabomedans, tion (Addison). 2. Caution; fearful attention; Amasi fixes it to the year of Christ 630), and suspicious watch (Shakspeare). 3. Care to from the death of Moses 2317; and Ben Cas. avoid (Tillotson). 4. Notice; observation sem, to the year of the world 5800; according (Bacon). 5. Seriousness; staidness (Shak.). to the Greek computation, among the Chris. 6, Regard; respectful notice (L'Estrange). tians, Said Ebn Batrik refers the liegira to the

HE'EDFUL. a. (from heed.) 1. Watch- year of Christ 614, and of the creation 6114. ful; cautious; suspicious (Shuk.). 2. Attenle HEIDEGGER (John James), a native of tive; careful; observing (Pope).

Zurich in Switzerland, who came to England HEEDFULLY. ad. Attentively; carefully; in 1708, being then about fifty. By his ad. cautiously (Watts).

dress and ingenuity he became the arbiter ele. HEEDFULNESS. s. (from heedful.) Cau gantiarum to the court, and manager of the tion; vigilance; attention.

opera-house, by which means he contrived to HEEDILY. ad. Cautiously ; vigilantly, gain 50001. a-year. He was a man of good HE'EDINESS. 8. Caution; vigilance. humour and liberality. He died in 1719

DEEDLESS, a. (from heed.) Negligent; Being once at supper with a large company inattentive; careless; thoughtless (Locke). when a question was debated, which nation.

HEEDLESSLY. ad. Carelessly; negligent. alist of Europe had the greatest ingenuity? to ly; inattentively (Arbuthnot).

the surprise of all present, he claimed that HEEDLESSNESS. $. (from heedless). character for the Swiss, and appealed to him. Carclesness; negligence; inattention (Locke). self for the truth of it. I was born a Swiss

HEEL. 8. (hele, Saxon.) 1. The part of (said he), and came to England without a farthe foot that protuberates beliind. (See ANA- thing, where I have found means to gain 3409). TOMY). 2. The whole foot of animals (Ad- a-year, and to spend it. Now I delu the most dison). 3. The feet, as employed in flight able Englishman to go to Switzerlarid, and ei. (L'Estrange). 4. To be at the Heels. To ther to gain that income or to spend it there." pursue closely; to follow bard (Vilton). 5. Heidegger is said to bave liad so remarkable a To lay by the Heels. To fetter; to shackle; memory, that lie once walked fruin Charing. to put in gyves (Iludibras). 6. Any thing cross to Temple-bar, and back again; and shaped like a heel (Mortimer). 7. The back when he came home, wrote down every siga part of a stocking:whence the phrase to be out on each side of the sireet. teiderrer vas ut heels, to be worn out.

noted for a remarkably unpleasing countenance To HEEL. v. n. (from the noun.) ]. To and harshness of features; this naturally led to dance (Shakspeare). 2. To lean on one side; many jokes, as lie was a yooi-!atureil man; 2s, the ship heels

many of them are retailed by the Jue Millers To HEEL, V, a. To arm a cock,

of the day. HEEL OF A HOUSE, the lowest hind-part HEIDELBERG, a cousiderable and popu. of the foot, comprehended between the quar- lous town of Germany, capital of the busier ters and opposite to the toe.

Palatinate, with a celebrated university. It is HEEL-PIECE, s. (heel and piece.) A piece Boted for its great tun, which holds 00 hogs. fixed on the hinder part of the slioe.

beads, generally kept full of good Rhenish To HEEL-PIECE. v, a. To put a piece of wine. It stands in a pleasant rich countrr, leather on a shoe heel (Arbuthnot).

and was a famous seat of learning; but it has HEELER, in cock-lighting, the person who undergone so many calamities, that it is noallxes the weapon called a spur made either of thing now to what it was formerly. The towa steel or silver to the heel of a game cock, when is commercial, and has manufactures of stalls taken from the pen previously to his being silk-stocking's, &c. It stands on the soutb carried to the cock-pit to fight his battle. Å side of the Neckar, over wbich is a baudsutne hard-hitting cock, that is perpetually fighting bridge. Lat. 19. 20 N. Lon 8. 19 E. with effect, and giving bis adversary no time HEIDENHEIM, a town of Suabia, with to stand still, or look about him, is likewise a palace belonging to the house of Wurtencalled a heeler.

bury. Lat. 15. 47 N. Lun, 10. 9 E. HEFT, s. (from heave). 1. Heaviug; effort HEIFER, 8. (hearone, Saxon.) A vong (Shakspeare). 2. (for hult.) Handle (IV'all). cow (Pope).

HEGIRA, a tern in chronology, signifying HEIGIl 110. intcry. An expression of the epoch), or account of time, used by thie slight languor and uneasiness (Shakespeurs).

HEIGHT. 8. (from high.) 1. Elevation quibus præmissa historia philosophica. 5 above the ground (Addison). 2. Altitude; Historia juris civilis Romani ac Germanici. 6 space measured upwards (Dryden). 3. Degree Elementa juris naturæ et gentium, &c. of latitude (Abbot). 4. Summit; ascent; HEINOUS. a. (haineux, French.) Atrotowering eminence; high place (Dryden). 5. cious; wicked in a high degree (Pillotson), Elevation of rank; station of dignity (Sh.). 6. HEINOUSLY. ad. Atrociously; wickThe utmost degree; full completion (Bacon). edly. 7. Utmost exertion (Shak). 8. State of ex- HEINOUSNESS. s. (from heinous.) Atrocellence; advance toward perfection (Add.). ciousness; wickodness (Rogers).

Height, in geometry, is a perpendicular HEINSIUS (Daniel), a famous critic, was let fall from the vertex, or top, of any right. born at Ghent in 1580. After going through lined figure, upon the base or side subtending his studies at various nniversities he was made it. It is likewise the perpendicular altitude of Greek professor at Leyden, when he was but any ohject above the horizon; and is found eighteen; and afterwards succeeded his master several ways, by two staffs, a plain mirror, Joseph Scaliger in the professorship of politics with the quadrant, theodolite, or some gradu. and history. He died in 1621. He wrote ated instrument, &c. The measuring of heights numerous poems in different languages; seveor distances is of two kinds; when the place or ral admired works in prose, as Laus Asini, object is accessible, as when we can approach Laus Pediculi, &c.; and illustrated many of the to its bottom; or inaccessible, when it cannot Greek and Latin classics. be approached. See SURVEYING, and Al- HEINSIUS (Nicholas), son of the preceding, TITUDE.

was born in Leyden in 1630. He was an emiTo HENGHTEN. v. a. (from height). 1. nent Latin poet, and has been called the Swan To raise higher. 2. To improve ; to meliorate. of Holland. He also published editions of 3. To aggravate (.Addison). 4. To improve by Virgil, Ovid, Clandian, and other Latin audecorations (Dryden).

thors, with learned notes. He died in 1681. HEILA, à town of Western Prussia, at the HEIR, is he, to whom lands, tenements, or mouth of the Vistula, on the Baltic Sea. Lat. hereditaments, by the act of God and right of 51, 53 N. Lon. 19. 20 E.

blood, descend of some estate of inheritance. HEILIGELAND, an island in the German Co. lit. 7. b. Ocean, between the mouths of the Eyder and GEIR APPARENT. Here we must observe, the Elbe, belonging to Denmark. Lat. 51. 21 that no person can be beir until the death of N. Lon. 8. 20 E.

Iris ancestor: yet in common parlance, he who HEILIGENSTADT, a town of Germany, stands nearest in degree of kindred to the ancapital of the territory of Eschset, belonging cestor is called even in his life-time heir apto the elector of Mentz. Lat. 51. 22 N. Lon. parent. Co. Lit. 8. 11. The law also takes 10, WIE

notice of an heir apparent, so far as to allow HEINECCIUS (John Gotlieb), one of the the father to bring an action of trespass for greatest civilians of the 18th century, was born taking away his son and heir, the father being at Eisenberg, in the principality of Altenburg, guardian by nature to his son, where any lands in 168). After having studied at Goslar and descended to him. Co. Lit. 37. Leipsic, he was designed for the ministry, Heir-general: the heir-general, or beir at and began to preach; but disliking that pro. common law, is he who after his father's or session, he laid it aside and applied himself ancestor's death has a right to, and is introduce entirely to the study of philosophy and the ci- ed into, all his land, tevements, and hereditavil law. In 1710 he became professor of plii. ments; but he must be of the whole blood, losophy at Hall; and in 1721 be was made not a bastard, alien, &c. None but the heirs professor of civil law, with the title of coun- general, according to the course of the comsellor of the court. His great reputation made mon law, can be beir to a warrantry, or sue the States of Friesland invite him to Franeker an-appeal of the death of his ancestors. Co. in 1721; but three years after the king of Prus- Lit. 14. sia prevailed on him to accept of a professorship Customary heir: a custom in particular of law at Francfort on the Oder, where he dis- places varying the rules of descent at common tinguished himself till the year 1733. Be. law is good : such is the cnstom of gavelkind, coming again professor at Hall, he remained by which all the sons shall inherit, and make there till his death, which happened in 1741, but one heir to their ancestor; but the general notwithstanding his being invited to Marpurg, custom of gavelkind lands extends to sons Denmark, and three academies in Holland. only; but a special custom, that if one brother He wrote many works, all of them much es. dies without issue, all his brothers may inherit, teemed. The principal are, 1. Antiquitatum is good. Co. Lit. 140. a. Romanarum jurisprudentium illustrantium To prevent the wrong and injury to credite syntagma. It was this excellent abridgment ors by the alienation of the lands descended, that gave rise to his reputation in foreign &c. by 3 and 4 W. and M. c. 14. it is enacted countries. 2. Elementa juris civilis secundum that in all cases where any beir at law shall he ordinem institutionum et pandectarum. 3. liable to pay the debt of his ancestor in rel'undamnenta styli cultioris. There are few gard of any lands, teneinents, or hereditaworks so useful as this for forming a Latin style. ments descending to him, and shall sell, alien, 4 Elementa philosophiae rationalis et moralis, and make over, the same before any action

brought or process sued out against him, such Provided, that where there has been or sball heir at law shall be answerable for such debt be any limitation or appointment, derise of or debts in action or actions of debt to the va disposition, of any majors, messuages, lands, lue of the said land so by him sold, alienated, tenements, or hereditaments, for the raising or or made over; in which case all creditors shall payment of any real or just debt, or any portion, be preferred, as in actions against executors sum, or sums of money, for any child or chil. and administrators: and such executior shall dren of any person, other than the heir at lav, be taken out upon any judgment or judgments in pursuance of any marriage-contract or agret so obtained against such heirs, to the value of ment in writing bona fide made before such the said land, as if the same were his own pro- marriage; the same and every of them shall be per debts; saving that the lands, tenements, in full force, and the same manors, &c. may and hereditaments, bona Gde aliened before be holden and enjoyed by every such person, the action brought, shall not be liable to such his heirs, executors, administrators, and asexecution. Provided, that where any action signs, for whom the said limitation, appointof debt upon any specialty is brought against ment, devise, or disposition was made, and by any heir, he may plead riens per descent at the his trustee, his heirs, executors, administrators, time of the original writ brought, or the bill and assigns, for such estate or interest as shall filed against him; any thing therein contained be so limited or appointed, devised, or dispos to the contrary notwithstanding. And the ed, until such debt or debts, portion or por plaintiff in such action may reply, that he had tions, shall be raised, paid, and satisfied ; any lands, tenements, or bereditaments, from his thing contained in this act to the contrary ancestor hefore the original writ brought, or notwithstanding. the bill filed; and if upon issue joined there. And it is further enacted by the said statate, upon, it is found for the plaintiff, the jury that all and every devisce and devisees ande shall inquire of the value of the lands, tene- liable by this act, shall be liable and charge. mients, or hereditaments so descended, and able in the same manner as the heir at lav, thereupon judgment shall be given, and exe. by force of this act, notwithstanding the cution shall be awarded as aforesaid ; but if lands, tenements, and hereditaments to bim judgment is given against such heir, by con. or them devised, shall be aliened before the fession of the action with the assets descended, action brought. or upon demirrer, or nihil dixit, it shall be in the construction of this statute it has for the debt and damages, without any writ to been holden, that though a man is prevented enquire of the lands, tenements, or heredita thereby from defeating his creditors by will, nients, so descended.

yet any settlement or disposition he shall Before, this statute, if the ancestor had de. inake in his life-time of his lands, whether vised away the lands, a creditor by specialty voluntary or not, rill be good against hond had no remedy, either against the heir or de creditors; for that was not provided against visce. Abr. Ég. 149.

by the statute, which only took care to secare But by the said statute, it is enacted that such creditors from any imposition which all wills and testaments, of or concerning any might be supposed in a man's last sickness: manors, mossuages, lands, tenements, or here, but if he gave away his estate in his life-tiune, ditaments, or of any rent, profit, terin, or this prevented the descent of so much to the charge out of the same, whereof any person at heir, and consequently took away their remedy the time of his decease sball be seized in against him, who was only liable in respect of fee simple, possession, reversion, or remain the lands descended; and as a bond is oo lien der, or have power to dispose of the same by whatsoever on the lands in the hands of the his last will and testament, shall be deemed obligor, much less can it be so when they are and taken only against such creditor as afore. given away to a stranger. Abr. Eq. 1 19. said, his heirs, successors, executors, adminis. To HER. v. a. To inherit (Dryden). trators and assigns, and every of them, to be HEIRESS. 8. (from heir.) An inberitrix;a fraudulent, and clearly, absolutely, and utterly woman that inherits (Waller). void, frustrate, and of none effect; any pre HEIRLESS, a. (from héir). Without an tence, colour, feigned or presumed considera. heir: wanting one to inherit after him (Sh.). tion, or any other matter or thing, to the coi). HEIRLOOM. s. (heir and geloma, goods trary notwithstanding.

Saxon.) Any furniture or moveable decrred to And for the means, that such creditors may descend by inheritance, and therefore insepa he enabled to recover their suid debts, it is fara rable from the freelold (Sicifl). ther enacted, that in the cases before-inention. HEIRSHIP.8. (from heir.) The state, chaed, every such creditor shall and may maintain racter, or privileges of an heir (Aylitte). his action of debt, upon his said bonds and HEISTERIA, In botany, a genius of the specialties, against the heir at law of such oh. class decandria, order monogynia. Calvi hivi ligor, and such devisee and devisees jointly, by cleft; petals tive; drupe with a very large air virtue of this act; and such devisee and devisces loured calyx. One species oniy; a tree of shall be liable and chargeable for a false plea Martinico with oblong leaves, and suallarby bien or thiem pleaded in the same manner as illary flowers. any heir should have been for false plea by him HELCONIA. (hclconia, srom #2***, BD pleaded, or for not confessing the lands or tene. ulcer). An ulcer in the external or internal mnents to him descended.

superficies of the cornea, known by an esa.

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