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Brorone.

The sun 's a type of that eternal light

It is caused by the great affinity which these Which we call God, a fair delineament.

substances have with water. The more simple More's Song of the Soul.

they are, according to Mr. Macquer, the more It followeth, to delineate the region in which God they incline to deliquescence. Hence, acids, first planted his delightful garden. Raleigh. and certain alkalis, which are the most simple, The licentia pictoria is very large : with the same

are also the most deliquescent salts. Many reason they may delineate old Nestor like Adonis, neutral salts are deliquescent, chiefly those Hecuba with Helen's face, and Time with Absalom's whose bases are not saline substances. Though

I have not here time to delineate to you the glories the immediate cause of deliquescence is the atof God's heavenly kingdom ; nor, indeed, could I traction of the moisture of the air, yet it remains tell you, if I had, wbat the happiness of that place to be discovered, why some salts attract this and portion is.

Wake. moisture powerfully, and others, though seemIn the orthographical schemes, there should be ingly equally simple, do not attract it. The a true delineation, and the just dimensions.

vegetable alkali, for instance, attracts moisture

Mortimer. powerfully; the mineral alkali, though to apDELIN’QUENT, n. s. / Fr. delinquent ; Span. pearance equally simple, does not attract it at DeLIn'QUENCY. S and Port. delinquento;

all. The acid of tartar by itself does not at

tract the moisture of the air ; but if mixed with Lat. delinquens, from de, and linqw to leave one's duty. One criminally neglectful of duty : neg- the mixture is extremely deliquescent.

borax, which has a little attraction for moisture

See lect; failure of duty.

CHEMISTRY. All ruined, not by war, or any other disaster, but

DELI'RATE,v.n. Lat. deliro (from by justice and sentence, as delinquents and criminals.

DELIRA'TION, n. s.

de, and lira a ridge Bacon.

Deli’RAMENT, he next news we heard was, the House of Com

or furrow); to be

DELI'Rious, adj. mons had drawn up a bill against us, wherein they

mad, because a mad declared us to be delinquents of a very high nature.

Deli'RIOUSNESS, n. S. person passes the Bp. Hall's Hard Measure.

DELIRIUM.

bounds of reason.Such an envious state,

Ainsworth. To dote; talk wildly or idly: deThat sooner will accuse the magistrate

liration is the same with delirium, and the latter Than the delinquent ; and will rather grieve a more common word, signifying alienation of The treason is not acted, than believe.

mind; a state of dotage: delirious is light-headed; Ben Jonson.

partaking of delirium. They never punish the greatest and most intolerable

The people about him said he had been for some delinquency of the tumults, and their exciters.

hours delirious ; but when I saw him he had his unKing Charles derstanding as well as ever I knew.

Swift. He had, upon frivolous surmises, been sent for as

On bed a delinquent, and been brought upon his knees.

Delirious flung, sleep from his pillow fies.
Dryden.

Thomson.
Can

Too great alacrity and promptness in answering, Thy years determine like the age of man,

especially in persons naturally of another temper, is That thou should’st my delinquencies enquire,

a sign of an approaching delirium ; and in a feverish And with variety of tortures tire ?

delirium there is a small inflammation of the brain. Sandy's Paraphrase of Job.

Arbuthnot on Diet. A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or juris

On the 6th, he was all day delirious, which he diction where the delinquency was committed by him.

mentioned four days afterwards as a sufficient humi. Ayliffe.

liation of the vanity of man. At the intermission of Does law, so jealous in the cause of man,

his deliriousness, he was always saying something kind Denounce no doom on the delinquent ? None.

either of his present or his absent friends. Cowper's Task.

Johnson's Life of Pope. DELIQʻUATE, 0. n. & a.) Lat. deliquo ; from

How profound
2
DELIQUAʼtion, n. s. de and liquo (lir, The gulf! and how the giant element
DELIQUIUM, n. s.

liquid) to melt. As From rock to rock leaps with delirious bound, a verb active, to dissolve into liquid: deligation Crushing the cliffs, which, downward worn and rent and deliquium both signify a dissolving chemi- With his fierce footsteps, yield in chasms a fearful vent.

Byron. cally; and hence fainting or swooning.

DELIRIUM. When the ideas excited in the It will be resolved into a liquor very analogous to that which the chymists make of salt of tartar, left in mind do not correspond to the external objects, moist cellars to deliquate.

Boyle.

but are produced by the change induced on the Their conscience was not stark dead, but under a

common sensorium, the patient is said to be in kind of spiritual deliquium.

Leath.

a delirium. See MEDICINE. When salt of tartar flows per deliquium, it is visible

DELITIGA’TION, n. s. Lat. delitigo; de that the particles of water are moved towards the and litigo (lites ago, to raise strife), to quarparticles of salt.

Bp. Berkeley. rel. A striving or contending. See LITIGATION. Such an ebullition as we see made by the mixture of DELI'VER, v.a.& n. Fr. delivrér ; Span. some chymical liquors, as oil of vitriol and deliquated DELIVERANCE, n. S. librár ; Ital. liberare; salt of tarter.

Cudworth.
DELIVERER,

from Lat. libero (à DELIQUESCENCE, in chemistry, the pro

DELIVERY,

liber, free). To make perty which certain bodies have of attracting or set free ; to disburden; to rescue; to give up: moisture from the air, and thereby becoming hence to offer; present; exert one's self; utier liquio. This property is never found but in by speech: delivering over and delivering up saline substances, or matters containing them. are only forms of delivering, and mean resigning

Pope. .

to. Deliverance and delivery are the act of de- nimbly, or become the delivery more gracefully, or em. livering; utterance; activity; and the latter has ploy all more virtuously.

Sidney. a particular application to childbirth.

Him their deliverer Europe does confess;

All tongues extol him, all religions bless. Halifax. Thanne he delyverede to hem Barabas, but he took

I was charmed with the gracefulness of his figure to bem Jhesus, scourgid to be crucified.

and delivery, as well as with his discourses. Addison. Wiclif. Matt. xxvii.

Charmed with that virtuous draught, the' exalted Thou shalt delirer Pharaoh's cup into his band,

mind after the former manner, when thou wast his butler.

All sense of woe delivers to the wind.
Gen. xl. 13.

Lord Ligonier did not deliver the army (which you, Deliter me not over unto the will of mine enemies; in classical language, are pleased to call a palladium) for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such into Lord Granby's hand.

Junius. as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm xxvii. 12.

It may be reckoned, therefore, a necessary characLike as a woman with child, that draweth near the teristic of Divine Revelation, that it shall be delivered time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out. in a manner the most adapted to what are vulgarly

Isaiah xxvi. 7. called the meanest capacities : and by this perspiHe bath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to cuity, both of precept and of doctrine, the whole preach delicerance to the captives, and recovering of

Bible is remarkably distinguished. Bishop Horsley. sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are

Your sentiments with respect to me are exactly like bonud.

Luke iv. 18,

Mrs. Unwin's. She, like you, is perfectly sure of my

deliverance, and often tells me so. He that spared not his own son, but delivered him

Cowper': Private Correspondence. y for us all, how shall he not, with him also, freely give us all things ? Rom. viii. 32.

See DELL, n. 8. Goth. dale ; Belg. del.

DALE. We allege what the Scriptures themselves do usnally speak, for the saving force of the word of The while, the same unbappy ewe, God; Lot with restraint to any certain kind of deli Whose clouted leg her hurt doth shew, bery, but howsoever the same shall cha Oce to be made Fell headlong into a dell.

Spenser. known.

Hooker. I know each lane, and every alley green, People have a superstitious belief, that in the la- Dingle, or bushy dell, of this wild wood. Milton. bour of women it helpeth to the easy deliverance. But, foes to sunshine, most they took delight

Bacon. In dells and dales, concealed from human sight.
A mirth-moving jest,

Tickle. Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor,

But from mountain, dell, or stream Deliters in such apt and gracious words,

Not a futtering zephyr springs ;
That aged ears play truant at his tales.

Fearful lest the noon-tide beam
Shakspeare.

Scorch its soft, its silken wings. Cunningham.
Are the cities, that I got with wounds,

Again the goddess speaks !glad echo swells Delisered up again with peaceful words? Id.

The tuneful tones along her shadowy dells. Darwin. The constables have delivered her over to me, and

DELLILE (Jacques), a celebrated French she shall have whipping enough, I warrant her. Id.

poet, born in 1738, at Clermont in Auvergne, He swore, with sobs,

and educated at the university of Paris. fle That he would labour my delivery.

was early distinguished for the brilliancy of his On her fright and fears,

talents, and the extent of his acquirements; but She is something before her time delivered. Id.

the first work by which he made known his If seriously I may convey my thoughts

name to the public, and laid the foundation of In this my light deliverance, I have spoke his poetical fame, was a translation of Virgil's With one that in her sex, her years profession, Georgics. This procured him a seat in the Wisdom and constancy, hath amazed me more

Academy. His next performance was an original Than I dare blame my weakness.

work, entitled Les Jardins, which added conId. All's Well that Ends Well.

siderably to his reputation. About this time, By that seed

M. Le Comte de Choiseul Gouffier, who had Is meant thy great Deliverer, who shall bruise

formerly visited and described the interesting The serpent's head.

Milton.

shores of Greece, was appointed ambassador to The earl was the taller, and much the stronger; Constantinople, and Dellile was persuaded to but the duke had the neater limbs, and freer delivery. accompany him to that city. Thence he went

Wotton.

to Greece, where he remained for several months, Divers chymical experiments, delivered by sober and finally passed over to Asia Minor, where authors, have been believed false, only because the he was first attacked with a distemper in his menstruums were not as highly rectified, or exqui- eyes, that after his return deprived him entirely sitely depurated, as those that were used by the deli- of sight. At Constantinople he wrote a considerperers of those experiments.

Boyle.

able portion of his poem on Imagination, and Nor did he in any degree contribute to the delivery on his return published a translation of the of his house, which was at first imagined, because it Æneid. He continued also to read lectures at 728 y ill, or not at all, defended. Clarendon.

Paris, till the revolution obliged him to emiThus she the captive did deliver ;

grate into Switzerland. He afterwards visited The captive thus gave up his quiver. Prior. Germany and England. Here, in misfortune Whate'er befalls, your life shall be my care ; and banishment, 'muses of melancholy inspiraOne death of one deliverance we will share. Dryden. tion,' he composed his poem Le Malheur et la

Masidorus could not perform any action on horse Pitié, to give vent to his oppressed feelings. o foot more strongly, or deliver that strength more While he remained in England, he also transVOL. VII.

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Id.

lated the Paradise Lost. After France had be- among the ancients. This went under the naine come settled under Napoleon, he returned to his of Problema Deliacum, and is said to have been native land, where he died in the summer of proposed by the oracle, to free the country from 1813. His other works are L'Homme des a plague. The trunk of the famous statue of Champs; ou, les Georgiques Francaises, 1808; Apollo, mentioned by Strabo and Pliny, is still Les Trois Regnes de la Nature, 1809; and La an object of great admiration to travellers. It is Conversation, 1812, a playful satire.

without head, feet, arms, or legs; but from the DELOS, an island of the Archipelago, very parts that yet remain it plainly appears, that the famous in ancient history. Originally it is re ancients did not exaggerate when they comported to have been a floating island, but after- mended it as a wonder of art. It was of a wards it became fixed. It was fabled to have gigantic size, though cut out of a single block of been the birth-place of Apollo and Diana. It marble; the shoulders being six feet broad, and was governed by its own kings. Virgil mentions the thighs nine feet round. Plutarch tells us, Anius a king of Delos, in the time of the Tro- in his Life of Nicias, that he caused to be set up, jan war, who was afterwards high priest of Apollo, near the temple of Delos, a huge palm-tree of and entertained Eneas with great kindness. The brass, which he consecrated to Apollo; and Persians allowed the Delians to enjoy their adds, that a violent storm of wind threw down ancient liberties, after they had reduced the rest this tree on a Colossean statue raised by the inhaof the Grecian islands. In after ages, the Athe- bitants of Naxos. Round the temple were magnians made themselves masters of it; and beld nificent porticoes built at the charge of various it till they were driven out by Mithridates, who princes, as appears from inscriptions which are granted the inhabitants many privileges, and ex- still very plain. empted them from all sorts of taxes. Strabo DELPHI, in ancient geography, a town of and Callimachus tell us that Delos was watered Phocis situated on the south-west extremity of by the river Inapus: but Pliny calls it only mount Parnassus, famous for a temple and oracle spring; and adds, that its waters swelled and of Apollo. A number of goats that were feedabated at the same time with those of the Nile. ing on mount Parnassus, approached a place At present there is no river in the island, but one which had a deep and long perforation. The of the noblest springs in the world, twelve paces steam which issued from the hole seemed to inin diameter, and enclosed partly by rocks, and spire the goats, and they played and frisked partly by a wall. So sacred was the island of about in such an uncommon manner, that the Delos held by the ancients, that hostilities were goatherd was tempted to lean on the hole, and suspended by nations at war, when they hap- see what mysteries the place contained. He was pened to meet in this place. Livy tells us, that immediately seized with a fit of enthusiasm, and some Roman deputies being obliged 10 put in at his expressions were su wild and extravagant, that Delos, in their voyage to Syria and Egypt, found they passed for prophecies. This circumstance the galleys of Perseus king of Macedon, and was soon known, and many experienced the those of Eumenes king of Pergamus, anchored same enthusiastic inspiration. The place was in the same harbour, though these two princes revered; a temple erected to Apollo; and a were then at war.--Hence this island was a ge- city built, which became the most illustrious in neral asylum, and protection was extended to all Phocis. The influence of its oracle controlled living creatures, dogs excepted; for this reason the councils of states, directed the course of it abounded with hares, no dogs being suffered armies, and decided the fate of kingdoms. to enter it. No dead body was suffered to be The temple of Apollo was at first a kind of buried in it, nor child to be born there; all cottage covered with boughs of laurel. An edidying persons, and women ready to be delivered, fice of stone was next erected by Trophonius were carried over to the neighbouring island of and Agamedes, which subsisted about 700 years, Rhenæa. It is now called Sdili.

and was burnt in the year 636 after the destrucDelos, an extensive city in the above island, tion of Troy, and A.A.C. 548. It is mentioned which occupies a spacious plain, reaching from in the hymn to Apollo ascribed to Homer. An the one coast to the other. It was well peopled, opulent and illustrious Athenian family, called and, after the destruction of Corinth, the richest Alemæonidæ, which had fled from the tyrant city in the Archipelago; merchants flocking thi- Hippias, raised a new temple, the front of which ther from all parts, both on account of the im- was of Parian marble. The pediments were munity they enjoyed, and of its convenient adorned with Diana, Latona, Apollo, Bacchus, situatiou between Europe and Asia. It contained the setting of the sun, the Muses, and the Thymany stately buildings; as the temple of Apollo, ades. The architraves were decorated with Diana, and Latona; an oval basin, made at an golden armour; bucklers suspended by the immense expense, for the representation of sca Athenians after the battle of Marathon; and fights; and a most magnificent theatre. The shields taken from the Gauls under Brennus. temple of Apollo was, according to Plutarch, In the portico were inscribed the celebrated begun by Erisichthon, the son of Cecrops; but maxims of the seven sages of Greece. There afterwards enlarged and embellished at the com was an image of Homer, and in the cell was an mon charge of all the states of Greece. It con- altar of Neptune, with statues of the Fates, and tained an altar built with horns of various of Jupiter and Apollo. Near the hearth before animals, so artificially adapted to one another, the altar, stood the iron chair of Pindar. In that they hung together without cement. This the sanctuary was an image of Apollo gilded. altar said to have been a cube; and doub

enclosure was of great extent, and filled ling it was a famous mathematical problem with treasures (in which many cities had con

secrated tenths of spoils taken in war), and with messenger would have frightened him, by rethe public donations of renowued states in va- porting that the sound of a harp had been heard mas ages.

from within the sanctuary, he replied, it was a The oracles were delivered by a priestess called sign that the god was happy to oblige him. But Pythia, who received the prophetic influence in the temple, in the time of Strabo, was reduced the following manner. A lofty tripod, decked to extreme poverty; and Apollo was silent. with laurel, was placed over the aperture, whence Nero attempted to drive him, as it were by the sacred vapor issued. The priestess, after violence, from the cavern; killing men at the washing her body, and especially her hair, in mouth, and polluting it with blood. An oracle the cold water of Castalia, mounted on it, to re- of Apollo at another place informed the conceive the divine effluvia. She wore a crown of sulters, that he should no more recover the korel, and shook a sacred tree which grew close power of utterance at Delphi, but enjoined the by. Having mounted the tripod, she was continuance of the accustomed offerings. seized with the most violent paroxysms of frenzy, Yet the store appeared inexhaustible; and the and in that situation delivered her oracular robbery of Nero, who removed 500 brazen responses; and if she declined acting, they images, was rather regretted than perceived. dragged her by force to the tripod. The habit The holy treasuries, though empty, served as of her order was that of virgins. The season of memorials of the piety and glory of tne cities enquiry was in the spring, during the month which erected them. The Athenian portico precalled Busius; after which Apollo was supposed served the beaks of ships and the brazen shields, to visit the altars of the Hyperboreans.

trophies won in the Peloponnesian war; and a The city of Delphi arose in the form of a multitude of curiosities remained untouched. theatre, upon the winding declivity of Parnassus, Constantine the Great, however, proved a more whose fantastic tops overwhelmed it like a fatal enemy to Apollo and Delphi, than either canopy on the north, while two immense rocks Sylla or Nero. He removed the sacred tripods rendered it inaccessible on the east and west, to adorn the Hippodrome of his new city; where and the rugged and shapeless mount Cirphis these, with the Apollo, the statues of the Helidefended it on the south. The foot of Cirphis conian muses, and the celebrated Pan, dedicated was washed by the rapid Plistus, whose waters by the Greek cities after the war with the Medes, fell into the sea a few leagues from the city. were extant when Sozomen wrote his history. This inaccessible and romantic situation from Afterwards Julian sent Oribasius to restore the which the place derived the name of Delphi, or temple; but he was admonished by an oracle to solitary, was rendered still more striking by the represent to the emperor the deplorable condition innumerable echoes which multiplied every of the place. •Tell him,' said the oracle, that sound, and increased the ignorant veneration of the well-built court is fallen to the ground. visitants for the god of the oracle. The prin- Phæbus has not a cottage, nor the prophetic cipal inhabitants of Delphi, claiming an im- laurel, nor the speaking fountain, Cassotis; and mediate relation to Apollo, were entitled to even the beautiful water is extinct.' officiate in the rites of his sanctuary; and even DELPHINIA, a new alkali, procured by the the inferior ranks were continually employed in action of dilute sulphuric acid, on the bruised dances, festivals, processions, and all the gay unshelled seeds of the larkspur. The solution of pageantry of an elegant superstition. Delphi, sulphate, thus formed, is precipitated by subcarİying in the centre of Greece, and, as was then bonate of potassa. Alcohol separates from this imagimed, of the universe, was conveniently precipitate the vegetable alkali in an impure situated for the conflux of votaries. It was customary for those who consulted the oracle to Pure delphinia is crystalline while wet, but make rich presents to the god : his servants and becomes opaque on exposure to air. Its taste is priests feasted on the numerous victims which bitter and acrid. When heated it melts; and were sacrificed to him; and the rich magnifi- on cooling becomes hard and brittle like resin. cence of his temple had become proverbial even If more highly heated, it blackens and is decomin the age of Homer. In aftertimes Cresus, posed. Water dissolves a very small portion of the wealthiest of monarchs, was particularly it. Alcohol and æther dissolve it very readily. munificent in his donations. The sacred re- The alcoholic solution renders syrup of violets pository was, therefore, often the object of green, and restores the blue tint of litmus redplunder. Neoptolemus the son of Achilles was dened by an acid. It forms soluble neutral salts slain, while sacrificing, by a priest, on suspicion with acids. Alkalies precipitate the delphinia in of a design of that kind. Xerxes divided his a white gelatinous state like alumina. army at Panopeus, and proceeded with the main DELPHINIC Acid. The name of an acid, body through Bæotia into Attica, while a part, extracted from the oil of the dolphin. It resemkeeping Parnassus on the right, advanced along bles a volatile oil; has a light lemon color, and Schiste to Delphi; but they were seized with a a strong aromatic odor, analogous to that of panic when near Ilium, and fled. The divine rancid butter. Its taste is pungent, and its vapor board was seized by the Phocians under Philo- has a sweetened taste of æther. It is slightly melus, and dissipated in a long war with the soluble in water, and very soluble in alcohol. Amphictyons. The Gauls experienced a recep- The latter solution strongly reddens litmus. tion like that of the Persians, and manifested 100 parts of delphinic acid neutralise a quantity similar dismay and superstition. Sylla, more of base, which contains 9 of oxygen, whence its wise, wantiog money to pay his army, sent prime equivalent appears to be 11.11. borrow from the holy treasury; and when his DELPHINIUM, dolphin flower, or larkspur:

state.

in botany, a genus of the trigynia order, and po- the Antarctic Pole, and Davis's Straits. It is the yandria class of plants ; natural order twenty- largest species of the genus, being twenty-four or sixth, multisiliquæ : Cal. none; petals five; nectá- twenty-five feet long, and from ten to thirteen rium bifid, and horned behind; siliquæ three or feet in diameter where thickest; the lower jaw is one. Species fourteen; two of which are perennial. much larger than the upper: the spout-hole is on They are herbaceous plants of upright growth, the top of the head, and has two orifices. The rising from eighteen inches to four feet in height, spine on the back is often six feet long. It is garnished with finely divided leaves, and termi- broadest at the base, and resembles a scimilar or nated by long spikes of pentapetalous flowers of bent sword; being, however, covered with the blue, red, white, or violet colors. One species, common skin of the back. It is a bitter enemy viz. D. consolida, is found wild in several parts to the whale, and carries on a constant war with of Britain, and grows in corn fields. The seeds the seals. It also feeds on flounders. 5. D. are acrid and poisonous. When cultivated, the phocæna, the porpoise. This species is found in blossoms often become double. Sheep and goats vast multitudes in all parts of the British seas; eat this plant; horses are not fond of it; cows but in greatest numbers at the time when fish of and swine refuse it. The annual larkspur makes passage appear, such as inackerel, herrings, and a very fine appearance in gardens, and is easily salmon, which they pursue up the bays. propagated by seeds, being so hardy that it DELPHOS, now called Castri, a town, or thrives in any soil or situation.

rather village, of Turkey in Asia, in Livadia; DELPHINUS, the dolphin, in zoology, a occupying part of the site of the ancient Delphi. genus of fishes belonging to the order of cete. Some vestiges of temples are visible; and above There are five species, viz. 1. D. delphis, the then, in the mountain side, are sepulchres, niches dolphin. This fish was consecrated to the gods, with horizontal cavities for the body, some of and, celebrated in the earliest time for its fondness which are covered with slabs. A monastery is of the human race, was honored with the title of erected on the site of the Gymnasium. Strong the sacred fish. Arion the musician, when flung terrace walls and other traces of a large edifice into the ocean by the pirates, was said to be re remain. The village is at a distance. Castalia ceived and saved by this benevolent fish. Its is on the right hand in ascending to it, the water natural shape is almost straight, the back being coming from on high and crossing the road; a very slightly incurvated, and the body slender; steep precipice, above which the mountain still the nose long, narrow, and pointed, not much rises immensely, continuing on in that direction. unlike the beak of some birds, for which reason The village consists of a few cottages covering the French call it l’oye de mer. It has forty the site of the temple and oracle. teeth; twenty-one in the upper jaw and nineteen DELTA, a part of Lower Egypt, which occuin the lower; a little above an inch long, conic pies a considerable space of ground between the at their upper end, sharp-pointed, bending a little branches of the Nile and the Mediterranean Sea : in. They are placed at small' distances from the ancients call it Delta, because it is in the each other; so that when the mouth is shut, the form of a triangle, like the Greek A. It is about teeth of both jaws lock into one another. The 130 miles along the coast from Damietta to Alexspout-hole is placed in the middle of the head; andria, and seventy on the sides from the place the tail is semilunar; the skin smooth, the color where the Nile begins to divide itself. It is the of the back and sides dusky, the belly whitish : most fertile country in all Egypt, and it rains it swims with great swiftness; and its prey is more there than in other parts, but the fertility is fish. It was formerly reckoned a great delicacy. chiefly owing to the inundation of the Nile. This species of dolphin must not be confounded The principal towns on the coast are Damietta, with that to which seamen give the name; the Roseita, and Alexandria; but, within land, Me latter being quite another kind of fish, viz. the nousia, and Maala or Elmala. See EGYPT. coryphæna hippuris of Linnæus, and the dorado DE’LTOIDE, adj. from delta, the fourth fetter of the Portuguese. 2. D. leucas, a species called of the Greek alphabet; so called by reason of by the Germans wit-fisch, and by the Russians its resembling this letter. An epithet applied to beluga; both signifying white fish : but to this a triangular muscle arising from the clavicula, the latter add morskaia, of the sea,' to distin- and from the process of the same, whose action guish it from a species of sturgeon so named. is to raise the arm upward. They are numerous in the gulf of St. Lawrence, Cut still more of the deltoide muscle, and carry the and go with the tide as high as Quebec. 3. D. arm backward.

Sharp's Surgery. orca, the grampus, is found from the length of

DELU'DE, v. a. Ital. and Lat. deludere, fifteen feet to that of twenty-five. It is remark DELU’DER, n. s. from de, and ludo to deably thick in proportion to its length, one of eigh DELU’DABLE, adj. Sceive. To cheat; deceive; teen feet being in the thickest part ten feet impose upon; deludable is, easily imposed upon. diameter. With reason then did Pliny call this "an immense heap of flesh armed with dreadful

0, give me leave, I have deluded you ; teeth.' It is extremely voracious; and will not

'Twas neither Charles, nor yet the duke.

Shakspeare. Henry VI. even spare the porpoise, a congenerous fish. It

Not well understanding omniscience, he is not so is said to be a great enemy to the whale. 4. D. ready to deceive himself, as to falsify unto him whose orca ensidorsatus, the sword fish. The nose is cogitation is no ways deludable. truncated; the teeth, of which there are forty in

Browne's Vulgar Errouts. both jaws, are sharp-pointed; and on the back is Let not the Trojans, with a feigned pretence a very long sword-like spune, or bony fin. It of proffered peace, delude che Latian prince. inhabits the European seas, the Atlantic, towards

Dryden.

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