from The Century Dictionary.
- To sear; cauterize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To sear; to dry up.
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- verb obsolete, transitive To
sear; to dry up.
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The genuine reading is not _marrows, veins_, but _marrows_, vines: the sense is this; _O nature! cease_ to _produce men, ensear thy womb_; but if thou wilt continue to produce them, at least cease to pamper them; _dry up thy marrows_, on which they fatten with _unctuous morsels_, thy _vines_, which give them _liquorish draughts_, and thy _plow-torn leas_.