from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of graft.
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After laying wafte a great part of this beautiful city, and entirely dcftroying fcycral valuable remains of antiquity, its further pro - greft was Hopped by the ocean, over whofe banks it poured its deftruftive current.
Still lefs could a bank afford to ad - vance him any confiderable part of his fixed capital; of the capital which the. undertaker of an iron forge, for exlample, employs in erecting his forge and fmelting-houfe, his work-houfes and warehoufesj the dwelling - houfes of his work - men, &c.; of the capital which the undertaker of a mine employs in finking his fhafts, in greft - ing THE WEALTH OF NATIONS.
The reft of Italy was animated by a iimilar fpirit, and the pro - greft