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Mem. Roy. Acad. Sc. 1629; or in Desaguliers, to allege that the taking was for lucre. It is no Exp., &c. p. 267, &c., who has published a excuse that the woman at first was taken away translation of part of it with remarks.
with her own consent : for if she afterwards FORCE, or La Force, in geography, a town of refuse to continue with the offender, and be France, in the department of Dordogne, six forced against her will, she may from that time miles west of Bergerac; famed for its trade in properly be said to be taken against her will; cattle, grain, and wine.
and it is not material whether a woman so taken Force, in law, signifies any unlawful violence away be at last married or defiled with her own offered to things or persons, and is divided into consent or not, if she were under force at the simple and compound.
time; the offender being in both cases equally FORCE, COMPOUND, is where some other within the words of the act. Those persons violence is committed with such an act as of who, after the fact, received the offender, are bu itself alone is criminal; as if one enters by force accessories after the offence, according to the into another's house, and there kills a person, or rules of common law; and those that are only ravishes a woman. There is likewise a force privy to the damage, but not parties to the implied in law, as in every trespass, rescue, or forcible taking away, are not within the act, disseisin, and an actual force with weapons, H. P. C. 119. A man may be indicted for number of persons, &c.' Any persons may law- taking away a woman by force in another fully enter a tavern, inn, or victualling house; country; for the continuing of the force in any so may a landlord his tenant's house, to view country, amounts to a forcible taking there. repairs, &c. But if, in these cases, the person Ibid. Taking away any woman child under the that enters 'commits any violence or force, the age of sixteen years and unmarried, out of the law will intend that he entered for that purpose. custody and without the consent of the father
FORCE, SIMPLE, is what is so committed that or guardian, &c. the offender shall suffer fine it has no other crime attending it; as where a and imprisonment; and if the woman agrees to person, by force, enters on another's possession, any contract of matrimony with such person, she without committing any other unlawful act. shail forfeit her estate during life, to the next of
FORCIBLE DETAINER, in law, is where one by kin to whom the inheritance should descend, &c. violence withholds the possession of lands, &c., Statute 4. and 5. P. & M. c. 8. This is a so that the person who has a right of entry is force against the parents; and an information harred, or hindered therefrom.
will lie for seducing a young man or woman FORCIBLE ENTRY is a violent and actual from their parents, against their consents, in entry into houses or lands. At common law, order to marry them, &c. See MARRIAGE. any person that had a right to nenter into lands, FORCING, in gardening, a method of pro&c., might retain possession of it by force But ducing ripe fruits from trees, before their natural this liberty being abused, to the breach of the season. The method of doing it is this: a wall peace, it was therefore found necessary that the should be erected ten feet high; a border must same should be restrained; though, at this day, be marked out on the south side of it, of about he who is wrongfully dispossessed of goods may fuur feet wide, and some stakes must be fastened by force retake them. By statute, no persons into the ground, all along the edge of the border; shall make an entry on any lands or tenements, these should be four incbes thick. They are except where it is given by law, and in a intended to rest the glass lights upon, which are peaceable manner, even though they have title of to slope backwards to the wall, to shelter the entry, on pain of imprisonme.lt; and where a fruit as there shall be occasion : and there must forcible entry is committed, justices of peace are be, at each end, a door to open either way, authorised to view the place, and enquire of the according as the wind blows. The frame should force hy a jury, summoned by the sheriff of the be made moveable along the wall, that when a county; and they may cause the tenements, &c., tree has been forced one year, the frame may be to be restored, and imprison the offenders till removed to another, and so on, that the trees they pay a fine. A writ of forcible entry also may each of them be forced only once in three lies, where a person seised of a freehold is by years, at which rate they will last a long time. force put out thereof.
They must be always well grown trees that are Forcible MARRIAGE, of a woman of estate, chosen for forcing; for young ones are soon is felony. For, by the statute 3 Hen. VII. c. 2., destroyed, and the fruit that is produced from it is enacted, . That if any persons shall take them is never so well tasted. The dung, before away any woman having lands or goods, or it is put to the wall, should be laid in a heap for that is heir apparent to her ancestor, by force, five or six days, that it may heat thoroughly; and against her will, and marry or defile her; and when thus prepared, it must be laid four the takers, procurers, abettors, and receivers of feet thick at the base of the wall, and go sloping the woman taken away against her will, and up till it is two feet thick at the top. It must be knowing the same, shall be deemed principal laid at least within three or four inches of the felons ;' but as to procurers and accessories, they top of the wall; and when it sinks, as it will are, before the offence be committed, to be ex- sink two or three feet, more dung must be laid cluded the benefit of clergy, by 39 Eliz. c. 9. on; for the first heat will do little more than just The indictment on the statute 3 Hen. VII. is swell the blossom-buds. The covering the trees expressly to set forth, that the woman taken with glasses is of great service; but they should away had lands or goods, or was beir apparent; be taken off to admit the benefit of gentle and also that shie was married or defiled, because showers to the trees, and the doors at the ends no other case is within the statute : and it ought should be either left entirelv open, or one or both of them opened, and a mat hung before them, at FORD, n. s. & v.a. 1 Sax. fond, from faonce to let the air circulate and keep off the FORD'ABLE, adj. ran, to go, proceed. frosts. The dung is never to be applied till See Fare. Goth. fiard; Swed. fiord; Welsh towards the end of November; and three changes fford. A shallow part of a river where it may of it will be sufficient to ripen the cherries, which be passed without swimming. It sometimes will be very fine in February. As to the apri- signifies the stream; the current: to pass withcots, grapes, nectarines, peaches, and plu.ns, if out swimming. the weather be milder, the glasses are to be Adam's shin-bones must have contained a thou. opened, to let in sunshine, or gentle showers. sand fathom, and much more, if he had forded the If a row or two of scarlet strawberries be planted ocean.
Raleigh's History. at the back of the frame, they will ripen in Pliny placeth the Schenitæ upon the Euphrates, February, or the beginning of March; the vines where the same beginneth to be fordable. Raleigh. will blossom in April, and the grapes will be ripe Her men the paths rode through made by her in June. It should be carefully observed, not to sword ; place early and late ripening fruits together, be- They pass the stream, when she had found the ford. cause the heat necessary to force the late ones
Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards will be of great injury to the early ones after
The ford, and of itself the water fies they have fruited. The masculine apricot will
All taste of living wight. be ripe in the beginning of April; the early nec
Milton's Paradise Lost, tarines will be ripe about the same time; and the Rise, wretched widow! rise ; nor undeplored forward sort of plums by the end of thrat month. Permit my ghost to pass the Stygian ford: Gooseberries will have fruit fit for tarts in Janu- But rise, prepared in black to mourn thy perished ary or February, and will ripen in March ; and
Dryden. currants will have ripe fruit in April. The trees A countryman sounded a river up and down, to need not be planted so distant at these walls as try where it was most fordable ; and where the water at others, for they do not shoot so freely as in the ran too smooth, he found it deepest; and, on the open air; nine feet asunder is sufficient.
contrary, shallowest where it made most noise. should be pruned about three weeks before the
L'Estrange. heat is applied. See HORTICULTURE and Hot
FORD (John), a dramatic writer of considerHOUSE.
able elegance, was the second son of a gentleman FORCING, in the wine trade, a term used by
of Devonshire, where he was born in 1586. He wine merchants, for the fining down wines, and entered in the Middle Teinple in 1602, for the rendering them fit for immediate draught. The purpose of studying law, and, while there, pubprincipal inconvenience of the common way of lished in 1606 a piece entitled Fame's Memoriall, fining down the white wines by isinglass, and a species of monody on the earl oi Devonshire. the red by whites of eggs, is the slowness of the In his twenty-first year, having been disappointed operation; these ingredients not performing by the death of lord Mountjoy, an expected their office in less than a week, or sometimes à patron, he resolved to travel, but it is doubtful fortnight, according as the weather proves favor- whether he did so, as nothing more is known of able, cloudy or clear, windy or calm: this him until he printed his first tragedy of the appears to be matter of constant observation. Lover's Melancholy in 1629. But this was not But the wine-merchant frequently requires a his first play, as a piece of his, entitled A Bad method that shall, with certainty, make the wines Beginning makes a good Ending, was previously fit for tasting in a few hours. A method of this acted at court. He wrote, or assisted to write, at kind there is, but it is kept in a few hands as a least eleven dramas; and such as were printed valuable secret. Perhaps it depends upon a appeared from 1629 to 1634. Most of these prudent use of a tartarised spirit of wine, and the were his own composition, but some were writcommon forcing, along with gypsum, as the ten in conjunction with Decker, Drayton, Hathprincipal ; all of which are to be well stirrederewaye, &c. The date of his death is uncertain, about in wine, for half an hour before it is but it is thought that he did not long survire suffered to rest.
1639. A writer in the Censura Literaria, has FORCEPS, n. s. Lat.
attributed to him an able little manual, entitled
A Line of Life pointing to the Immortalitie of a Forceps properly signifies a pair of tongs; but is Vertuous Name, 1620, 12mo. used for an instrument in chirurgery, to extract any Ford (Sir John), a gentleman of considerable thing out of wounds, and the like occasions. Quincy.
sons. Puncy. talents as an engineer of the seventeenth century, FORCEPs, in surgery, &c., is also used for a was the son of Sir John Ford, of llarting, Sussex, pair of scissars for cutting off, or dividing, the where he was born in 1605. He was educated fleshy membranous parts of the body. See at Trinity College, Oxford, and knighted by SURGERY.
Charles I., after serving the office of high-sheriff FOʻRCIPATED, odj. From forceps. Formed of Sussex. He afterwards commanded a regilike a pair of pincers to open and enclose. ment of horse in the royal cause, and was
The locusts have antenna. or long horns before. imprisoned on suspicion of aiding the escape of with a long falcation or forcipated tail behind.
the king from Hampton Court. He was however
Browne, soon released by the interest, as it is thought, of When they have seized their prey they will so teIreton, whose sister he had married, and in 1656 naciously bold it with their forcipated mouth, that they employed himself in several mechanical invenwill pot part tbcrewith, even when taken out of the tions of importance. With Cromwell's en
Derham couragement, and at the request of the citizens of
London, he contrived machinery for raising the Preceptor. The third edition of his Theodorus Thames water into all the high streets. He also was published in London by his brother. suggested several improvements in the coinage, FORDYCE (George), an eminent physician and which he acquired a patent to try in Ireland, but lecturer on medicine, nephew of the preceding died there before he could put it into execution, was born near Aberdeen in 1736. Ile received September 30, 1670. He was the author of a his education at the university of that city, and Design for bringing up a River from Rickmans- attained the literary degree of M. A. when only worth, Herts, to St. Giles' in the Fields, London, fourteen years of age. In about a year after this 1641, 4to.; Experimental Proposals to pay the he was placed with an uncle, a surgeon and Fleet, re-build London, establish the Fishing apothecary, at Uppingham in Rutlandshire. Trade, &c., 1666, 4to. To this last work was After residing some time at Uppingham, he went added A Defence of Bill Credit; and in 1663 to prosecute his studies at the university of Edinhe printed a Proposal for raising Money by burgh, and there his assiduity and attainments Bills of Exchange, which should pass current gained particular attention from Dr. Cullen, then instead of Money, to prevent Robbery. Wood professor of chemistry. From Edinburgh he went speaks of him as a man of promising talents. to Leyden, where, in 1758, he took his doctor's
FORDINGBRIDGE, a town of llampshire degree, though only twenty-two years of age. situated on the north-west side of the Avon, and After residing one winter at Leyden, the greater on the borders of the New Forest. Although it part of his patrimony being spent in the proseis a small inland town, it is mentioned in Domes- cution of his studies, he determined to settle in day-book, as having formerly had a church, and London, which he did in 1759. In this metrotwo mills. The principal manufacture is that of polis he commenced with a course of lectures on Cuecks and bed-ticks, and there is a calico the materia medica; and in 1768 published his printing-field. A the south-east entrance of the Elements of the Practice of Physic, which formed town there is a handsome stone bridge of seven the text book of his medical course. By this arches over the Avon, The government of the time he had acquired a very respectable private town is vested in a constable, who is chosen practice; and in 1770 was appoirterl physician annually at the court-leet of the lord of the to St. Thomas's Hospital. In 1776 he was chosen manor. It has a weekly market on Saturday, Felow of the Royal Society; and in 1787 a and a fair September 9th. It lies six miles from Fellow of the College of Physicians. About this Ringwood, twelve from Salisbury, and ninety- time he published his Elements of Agriculture one from London.
and Vegetation; besides which he wrote an Essay FORDUN (John de), a Scotch ecclesiastic of on Digestion, four Essays on Fever, and various the fourteenth century, the author of the Scoto- miscellaneous papers. Though his constitution chronicon. He was possessed of the benefice of discovered symptoms of premature decay, he Fordun in 1377, having dedicated his history to continued to discharge his professional duties till the bishop of Glasgow from thence. In 1722 the 26th of June, 1802, when he was carried off Hearne published at Oxford, Joannis de Fordun by an irregular gout and water in the chest, in Scoto-chronicon Genuinum, una cum ejusdem the sixty-sixth year of his age. Supplemento ac Continuatione, 3 vols., 8vo. FORDYCE (James), an eminent Scottish divine, Part of the work had previously appeared in the was born at Aberdeen in 1720. His first settlement Quindecim Scriptores; it was also published by as a minister was at Brechin, in the county of Goodall, 2 vols., folio, Edinburgh, 1759. Angus; whence he was called to Alloa near Stirling.
FORDWICH, a town of Kent, called in the While he resided at Alloa, the attention of the Domesday Book, the little borough of Ford- public was particularly drawn towards him by wich,' is a member of the port of Sandwich, and the excellence of his pulpit compositions. The was anciently incorporated by the style of the university of Glasgow conferred on him the debarony of the town of Fordwich, and enjoys the gree of D.D. Having many friends in London, same privileges as the cinque-ports. It is famous he received an invitation to go there, as assistant for excellent trouts, taken in the Stour. It is to Dr. Lawrence, minister of a respectable consaid to have once been a more extensive place gregation in Monkwell Street, which he accepted than at present, having suffered frequently by fire. about 1762; and Dr. Lawrence dying a few • FORDYCE (David), an elegant and learned months after, the eloquence of Dr. Fordyce soon writer, born at Aberdeen in 1711. After receive became famous, and for several years attracted ing the early part of his education at the gram- crowded audiences. But Dr. Fordyce lived to mar-school, he was, at the age of thirteen, entered see his popularity decline, and his pews became at the Greek class in the Marischal College, thin. Many of his most steady hearers and libeAberdeen; and in 1728 he obtained the degree ral supporters withdrew from him on account of of M. A., and became a professor of moral the losses they sustained by the failure of a philosophy in the same college in 1742. He younger brother, an extensive banker; and his was designed for the ministry, and in 1748 pub- hearers were still farther diminished by an unlished a work entitled Theodorus, or the Art of happy difference which took place between him Preaching. Having finished this work, he went and his colleague, Mr. Toller, about 1775. In abroad in 1750; but, after a successful tour a short time after this, the declining state of his through several parts of Europe, he was unfortu- health made it necessary for him to resign his nately shipwrecked in a storm on the coast of charge; Mr. James Lindsay was accordingly apHolland, in the forty-first year of his age. He pointed his successor in 1782; and at his ordiwrote also Dialogues on Education, 8vo.; and a nation the doctor delivered one of his most Treatise on Moral Philosophy, published in the eloquent sermons. Dr. Fordyce now retired to
Hampshire, where he lived in the vicinity of the Your raven has a reputation in the world for a bird earl of Bute, being very intimate with that no- of omen, and a kind of small prophet: a crow that bleman, and having the freest access to his va- had observed the raven's manner and way of deliluable library ; but he afterwards removed to vering his predictions, sets up for a foreboder. Bath, where he died of an asthmatic complaint,
L'Estrange. on the 1st October, 1796, in the seventy-sixth
My soul foreboded I should find the bower
Of some fell inopster, fierce with barb'rous power. year of his age. Dr. Fordyce is known as the
Pope. author of Sermons to Young Women, 2 vols.
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Byron. Childe Harold. Deity; a volume of Poems; A Discourse on FOREBY', prep. Fore and by. Near; hard Pain, and Additions to his brother's Temple of by; fast by. Virtue.
Not far away he hence doth won FORE, adj. & adv. Sax. fore; Goth. vor; Foreby a fountain, where I late him left. Bely. voor. Anterior; coming first in a pro
Faerie Queene, gressive motion : fore is a word much used
FORECAST, v. n., v. a. & n. s. , Fore and in composition to mark priority of time. A vi- FORECA'STER, n. s.
I cast. To cions orthography, says Dr. Johnson, has con
scheme; to plan before execution; to contrive anfounded for and fore in composition.
tecedently: scheme; plan; antecedent policy. Each of them will bear six demiculverins and four
He shall forecast his devices against the strong
holds. sakers, needing no other addition than a slight spar
Daniel xi. deck fore and aft, which is a slight deck throughout.
The spices that sourden of pride, sothly whan Raleigh's Essuys.
sourden of malice imagined, avised and forecaste, or Though there is an orb or spherical area of the
elles of usage ben dedly sinnes it is no doute. sound, yet they move strongest and go farthest in
Chaucer. Persones Tale. the fore lines from the first local impression.
And whatsu heavens in their secret doom
Ordained have, how can frail feshy wight
Bacon. Resistance in fluids arises from their greater pres.
Forecast, but it must needs to issue come! sing on the fore than hind part of the bodies moving
When broad awake, she finds in troublous fit, in them.
Cheyne. Forecasting how his foe he might annoy. FORE, a town of Ireland, in Westmeath,
Faerie Queene. twenty-two miles from Dublin, is a small bo Alas! that Warwick had no more forecast, rough, supposed anciently to have bee a seat of But while he thought to steal the single ten, learning. It contains the ruins of a monastery Che king was slily fingered from the deck! and three churches, as well as the cell of an an
Shakspeare. chorite. It is seated on Lough-Lane, meaning
The feast was served; the time so well forecast, he Lake of Learning.
That just when the dessert and fruits were placed, FOREADVI'SE, v.a. Fore and advise. To The fiend's alarm began. counsel early; to counsel before the time of ac
Dryden's Theodore and Honoria.
It is wisdom to consider the end of things before tion, or the event.
we embark, and to forecast consequences. Thus to have said,
L'Estrange. As you were foreadvised, had touched his spirit,
He makes this difference to arise from the forecast And tried his inclination.
and predetermination of the gods. Shakspeare
Addison. cho Coriolanu.
The last, scarce ripened into perfect man, FOREAPPOINT, v. Q. Fore and appoint. Saw helpless him from whom their life began : To order beforehand.
Memory and forecast just returns engage; FOREARM', v.a. Fore and arm. To pro That pointed back to youth, this on to age. Pope vide for attack or resistance before the time of
FOʻRECASTLE, n. s. Fore and castle. In need.
a ship, is that part where the foremast stands, He forearms his care
and is divided from the rest of the floor by a With rules to push his fortune, or to bear.
bulk-head: that part of the forecastle which is
Dryden, A man should fix and forearm his mind with this aloft, and not in the hold, is called the prow.persuasion, that, during his passion, whatsoever is Harris. offered to his imagination tends only to deceive.
The commodity of the new cook-room tba mer
South. chants have found to be so great, as that, in all their FOREBODE, v. n. & v.a.) Fore and bode. ships, the cook-rooms are built in their forecastles, FOREBOʻDER. n. s.
Sax. conebodian : contrary to that which had been anciently used. Swed. forboda. To prognosticate; to foretell; to
Raleigh's Essays. foreknow; to feel a secret sense of something
FORECASTLE, a short deck placed in the fore. future with a mixture of dread and appre part of the ship, above the upper deck : it is hension : foreboder is a soothsayer, or a croaker usually terminated, in vessels of war, by a who is always predicting evil.
breast-work, both before and behind ; the An ancient augur, skilled in future fate,
foremost part forming the top of the beak-head, With these foreboding words restrains their hate.
and the hind-part reaching to the after-part of Dryden.
the fore-chains. Pato makes you deaf, while I in vain implore : FORECHOʻSEN, part. Fore and chosen. My heart forebodes I ne'er shall see you more. Id. Pre-elected.
FORECITED, part. Fore and cite. Quoted The custom of the people of God, and the decreus before, or above.
of our forefathers, are to be kept, touching thuse things Greaves is of opinion, that the alteration men whereof the Scripture hath neither one way or other tioned in that forecited passage is continued. given us charge.
Conceit is still derived FORE'CLOSE, v. a. Fore and close. To From some forefather grief; mine is not so. shut up; to preclude; to prevent.
Shall I not be distraught, The embargo with Spain foreclosed this erade,
And madly play with my forefathers' joints ? Id. l'o foreclose a mortgage, is to cut off the power If it be a generous desire in men to know from of redemption.
whence their own forefathers have come, it cannot be FOʻRÈDECK n. s. Fore and deck. The displeasing to understand the place of our first ances.
tor. anterior part of the ship.
When a man sees the prodigious pains our foreI to the foredeck went, and thence did look For rocky Scylla.
fathers have been at in these barbarous buildings, one
cannot but fancy what miracles of architecture they FOREDESIGN, v. a. Fore and design. To would have left us, had they been instructed in the plan beforehand.
Addison on Italy. All the steps of the growth and vegetation, both of Blest Peer! his great forefather's every grace animals and plants, have been foreseen and fore- Reflecting, and reflected in his race.
Pope. designed by the wise Author of nature. Cheyne. FOREFEʻND, v. a. It is doubtful whether
FORE'DO, v. a. From for and do, not fore, from fore or for and defend. "If from fore, it says Dr. Johnson. Mr. Horne Tooke considers implies antecedent provision; as forearm: if it as a corruption of forth-done, i. e. done, from for, prohibitory security; as forbid. Of to go forth; or caused to go forth, i. e. out of the two following examples one favors for, and doors; in modern language, turned out of doors.' the other fore.'—Johnson. To prohibit; to avert. But we have a Saxon compound fonoon, of the
I would not kill thy unprepared spirit; same signification; and we cannot but regard
No, heavens forefend! I would not kill thy soul. Dr. Johnson as nearer the truth : to fore or fordo,
Shakspeare. for it is found both ways, is to é do for,' to
Down with the nose, finish; a common colloquial expression: to Down with it fat: take the bridge quite away ruin; to destroy; opposed to making happy; to Of him, that, his particular to forefend, overdo; to weary; to harass.
Smells from the general weal. But al so colde towardes the
Perhaps a fever, which the gods forefend, Thy ladies is—as frost in winter mone;
May bring your youth to some untimely end. And thou fordon-as snowe in fire is sone.
Dryden. Chaucer. Troilus and Creseide.
FOREFI'NGER, n. s. Fore and finger. The Beseeching him, if either salves or oils,
finger next the thumb; the index.
An agate stone
Polymnia shall be drawn, as it were, acting ber That either makes me, or foredoes me quite. speech with her forefinger. Peacham on Drawing.
Some wear this on the middle-finger, as the ancient Whilst the beavy plowman snores,
Gauls and Britons; and some upon the forefinger. All with weary task foredone. Id.
Browne. OREDO'OM, v. a. Sax. fondeman. Fore FOʻREFOOT, n. s. Plural forefeet. Fore and doom. To predestinate ; to determine be- and foot. The anterior foot of a quadruped : in forehand.
contempt, a hand. Through various hazards and events we move
He ran fiercely, and smote at Heliodorus with his To Latium, and the realms foredoomed by Jove.
2 Mac. iii. 25. Dryden's Æneid. forefeet. The willing metal will obey thy band,
Give me thy fist, thy forefoot to me give. Following with ease : if favoured by thy fate,
Shakspeare, Thou art foredoomed to view the Stygian state. I continue my line from thence to the heel; then
Druden making the breast with the eminency thereof, bring Fate foredoomed, and all things tend out his ncar forefoot, which I finish. By course of time to their appointed end. Id.
Peacham on Drawing. Here Britain's statesmen oft the fall foredoom FORE-Foot, a piece of timber which termiOf foreign tyrants, and of nymphs at home. . nates the keel at the fore end. It is connected
Pope. by a scarf to the extremity of the keel, of which FORE-END, n. s. Fore and end. The an it makes a part; and the other end of it, which terior part.
is incurvated upwards into a sort of knee, is atI have lived at honest freedom ; paid
tached to the lower end of the stem : of which More pious debts to heaven than in all
it also makes a part, being also called the gripe. The fore-end of my time.
Shakspeare. Cymbeline. FOREFRONT, n. s. Fore and front. The In the fore-end of it, which was towards him, grew anterior front of a thing or place. a small green branch of palm.
Upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. FOREFATHER, n. s. Fore and father.
Erod. xxviii. 31. Ancestor; one who in any degree of ascending Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle. genealogy precedes another.
2 Sam. xi. 15.