PROBOSCIS (PROBO’SCIS) n.s.[proboscis, Lat.]A snout; the trunk of an elephant; but it is used also for the same part in every creature, that bears any resemblance thereunto.
The elephant wreath’d to make them sport His lithe proboscis. Milton.
Your poem sunk, And sent in quires to line a trunk:If still you be dispos’d to rhyme, Go try your hand a second time. Swift.5. [Trompe, Fr.]The proboscis of an elephant, or other animal.
It hath a rose-shaped flower, consisting of several leaves, which are placed circularly; out of whose cup arises the pointal, ending in a proboscis, which afterwards turns to a roundish fruit, which is channelled, generally umbellated, and consisting of five cells, which are commonly full of small seeds. Miller.
SWEARER (SWE’ARER) n.s.[from swear.] A wretch who obtests the great name wantonly and profanely.
And must they all be hang’d that swear and lie? ———— Every one. ———— Who must hang them? ———— Why, the honest men. —— Then the liars and swearers are fools; for there are liars and swearers enow to beat the honest men and hang them up.Shak.
Take not his name, who made thy mouth, in vain:It gets thee nothing, and hath no excuse: Lust and wine plead a pleasure, avarice a gain; But the cheap swearer through his open sluice Lets his soul run for nought. Herbert.
Of all men a philosopher should be no swearer; for an oath, which is the end of controversies in law, cannot determine any here, where reason only must induce. Brown.
It is the opinion of our most refined swearers, that the same oath or curse cannot, consistently with true politeness, be repeated above nine times in the same company by the same person. Swift’s Polite Conversation.
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It took me ages but I have finally managed to resurrect my friendly Spyder IDE in Python for Mac. I know there are lots of alternatives but this is the relatively simple one that I am familiar with and it was a great feeling to actually be able to step through breakpoints again. Viva algorithmic publishing!