Samuel Johnson WOTD: UMBREL

UMBREL (UMBRE’L) UMBRELLA (UMBRE’LLA) n.s.[from umbra, Lat.] A skreen used in hot countries to keep off the sun, and in others to bear off the rain.

I can carry your umbrella, and fan your ladyship. Dryden.

Good housewivesDefended by th’ umbrella’s oily shed,Safe through the wet on clinking pattens tread. Gay.


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