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three, only eight cards a-piece are dealt; and As, in the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice five tricks must be won, otherwise the ombre is without an heart was accounted ominous ; so, in the beasted. Here the person who undertaķes the Christian worship of him, an heart without a sacrifice
South. game, after naming the trump, calls a king to
This ominates sadly, as to our divisions with the his assistance; upon which the person in whose
Decay of Piety. hand the king is, without discovering himself, is
Choose out other smiling hours to assist him as a partner, and to share his fate.
Such as have lucky omens shed If, between both, they can make five tricks, the
O'er forming laws and empires rising., ombre wins two counters, and the auxiliary king only one ; but, when the counters are even, they
Fame may prove, divide them equally. If the ombre venture the Or omened voice, the messenger of Jove, game without calling in any king this too is Propitious to the search. Pope's Odyssey. called playing sans prendre; in which case the England a fortune-telling host other four are all against him, and he must win
As numerous as the stars can boast; five tricks alone, or be beasted. The rest is
Matrons who toss the cup, and see much the same as by three.
Omens of fate in grounds of tea. Churchill. OMBRE DE Soleil, or shadow of the sun, in Omen, in its proper sense, signifies a sign or heraldry, is when the sun is borne in armory, so indication of some future event taken from the as that the eyes, nose, and mouth, which at other language of a person speaking without any intimes are represented, do not appear; and the tent to prophesy. Hence Tully says, “the Py. coloring is thin, so that the field can appear thagoreans attend to the discourse not only of through it.
gods, but also of men, which they call omens.' OMEGA, n. s. Gr.
The last letter This sort of omen was supposed to depend much of the Greek alphabet ; used in Scripture, there- upon the will of the person concerned in the fore, for the last.
event; whence the phrases accepit omen, arriI am alpha and omega, the beginning and the puit omen. Such were the original omens; but ending.
they were afterwards derived from things as well
as from words. Thus Paterculus, speaking of OM'ELET, n. s. Fr. omelette. A kind of
the head of Sulpicius on the rostrum, says, it pancake made with eggs.
was the omen of an impending proscription.' OʻMEN, n s. Latin omen, ominor. A
Suetonius says of Augustus, that he believed imO'MENED, udj. prognostic; a sign or OMINATE, d. a. token of some supposed
plicitly in certain omens; and that, “if his shoes OM INOUS, udj. future event : omened
were improperly put on in the morning, espeOM'INOUSLY, adv. and ominous mean con
cially if the left shoe was put upon his right foot,
he held it for a bad omen. Omen was used in OM'INOUSNESS, n. s. ) taining exhibiting omens, the latter being generally used in a bad the following line of Tully: “Thus Jove con
a'still larger sense, te signify an augury; as in sense, or of inauspicious omens: to ominate is formed the bright omen of the eagle.' It was to prognosticate ; foretoken ; pretend to foretel : ominously and ominousness follow the senses of lastly used, in the most generic sense of all, for a ominous.
portent or prodigy; as in the third book of the
Æneid, where a myrtle torn up by Æneas Let me be duke of Clarence,
dropped blood. Upon this appearance, says the For Glo'ster's dukedom is ominous.
Mute and amazed, my hair with terror stood;
Fear shrunk my sinews, and congealed my blood. Though he had a good ominous name to have made And the same thing being repeated upon his a peace, nothing followed. Bacon's Henry VII. breaking a branch from another tree, he prayed
Hammond would steal from his fellows into places to the gods to avert the omen. These portenof privacy, there to say his prayers, omens of his tous or supernatural omens were either external future pacifick temper and eminent devotion. Fell. or internal, Of the former sort were those
These accidents, the more rarely they happen, the showers of blood so frequently occurring in the more ominous are they esteemed, because they are Roman history, which were much of the same never abserved but when sad events do ensue. nature with this adventure of Æneas, which he
Hayward. calls monstra deûm. Of the second sort were It brave to him, and ominous does appear, those sudden consternations which, seizing upon To be opposed at first, and conquer here. men without any visible cause, were imputed to
the agency of the god Pan, and hence called Roving the Celtic and Iberian fields, He last betakes him to this ominous wood.
But indeed there was hardly Milton.
any thing, however trivial, from which the ancients
did not draw omens. That it should have been The falling of salt is an authentick presagement of ill luck, yet the same was not a general prognostick thought a direful omen when any thing
befel the of future evil among the ancients ; but a particular temples, altars, or statues of the gods, need excite omination concerning the breach of friendship.
no wonder ; but that the meeting of a eunuch, a
Browne. negro, a bitch with whelps, or a snake lying in When young kings begin with scorn of justice,
the road, should have been looked upon as porThey make an omen to their after reign. Dryden.
tending bad fortune is a deplorable instance of Pardon a father's tears,
human weakness, and of the pernicious influence And give them to Charinus' memory : of superstition on the mind. It is probable that May they not prove as ominous to thee. Id. this practice of making ordinary events ominous
of good or bad fortune took its rise in Egypt, I marvel, why I answered not again ;
Omission to do what is necessary, spread itself over the whole inhabited globe, and still prevails in a greater or less degree among
Seals a commission to a blank of danger. Id. the vulgar of all nations. That paying any re
These personal comparisons omit, because I gard to omens is contrary to every principle of would say nothing that may savour of a spirit of
Bacon. sound philosophy, all philosophers will readily
Great Cato there, for gravity renowned, acknowledge; and whoever has studied the
Who can omit the Gracchi, who declare writings of St. Paul must be convinced that it
The Scipios' worth?
Dryden. is inconsistent with the spirit of genuine Chris
Whilst they were held back purely by doubts and tianity.
scruples, and want of knowledge without their own OMENTUM, n. s. Lat. omentum. The re- faults, their omission was fit to be connived at. ticulated caul that covers the guts.
Kettlewell. When the peritoneum is cut, as usual, and the
The most natural division of all offences is into 'carity of the abdomen laid open, the omentum or
those of omission and those of commission. cawl presents itself first to view. This membrane,
Addison. which is like a wide and empty bag, covers the
Her father omitted nothing in her education, that greatest part of the guts.
Quincy. might make her the most accomplished woman of her
age. OMENTUM. See ANATOMY, Index.
Id. OMER, Homer, Corus, or CHomer, in the omission can never be repaired, the time never re
If he has made no provision for this change, the Jewish antiquities, was a measure containing ten deemed.
Rogers. baths, or seventy-five gallons and five pints, as a Omitting, therefore, any mention of sultry Siriusmeasure of things liquid, and thirty-two pecks sylvan shade-purling rills-gurgling fountains, &c., and one pint, as a measure for things dry. The he tells us simply that it was all on a summer's corus or omer was most commonly a measure day.'
Canning for things dry; and the greatest that was used OMMANEY, CAPE, a very remarkable proamong the Jews. It contained, according to the montory, the south extremity of king George rabbins, ten ephahs or thirty sata or seahs. Corus the Third's archipelago. It terminates in a high is the most usual term in the historical writers, bluff rocky cliff, with a round rocky islet close to and omer or chomer among the prophets. it; and by its shores on the eastern side taking a
OMER (St.), a handsome and strong town of sharp northerly direction, it becomes a very the department of the Pas de Calais, France, narrow point of land, which received the name and the chief place of a subprefecture. Here is which it now bears from captain Colnety. Long. an inferior court of judicature, boards of trade 225° 37' 30" E., lat. 56° 10° N. and manufactures, an agricultural society, and a OMMEN, a town of the Netherlands, in the communal college. It is a post town of the third province of Overyssel, on the Vechte, with 800 military division, with 18,250 inhabitants. This inhabitants. A few miles to the north lies the town is situated in a marshy country, on the Aa, fortress of Ommerschautz, fourteen miles east which is navigable here, and at the mouth of the of Zwolle. canal of Neuf fossé. It is generally well built, OMMON, a division of Arabia, comprising and surrounded with good fortifications. The the coast extending from its eastern extremity of streets are broad, spacious, and airy, and the Rasalgate, to the entrance of the Persian Gulf. great square is adorned with several beautiful The interior consists in a great measure of buildings. The foundation of St. Omer is traced sandy wastes. The coast, however, is diversified to as early a period as 626, the epoch of the by mountains, and well watered; so that it yields founding of the celebrated abbey of Bertin. It bárley, palms, lentiles, grapes, &c. The inhabwas encompassed with walls in 880, and has in- itants have always been amongst the most active creased considerably since that period. The and commercial Arabs. They are the best naviFrench took possession of it in 1677. Here are gators of Arabia : and use vessels called tranmanufactures of cloth, twisted thread, starch, kies, very broad in proportion to their length, soap, oil, glue, pipes, and fishing nets; also dye- and which have sails made of cloth, instead of houses, sugar refining houses, brass foundries, those of mat which are used in Yemen; but the paper mills, and tan-yards. A considerable trade most singular circumstance in their construction is carried on in corn, wine, oil, brandy, grocery, is, that the planks, instead of being fastened tofax and coal. The public library contains gether by nails, are merely tied and sewed. 20,000 volumes. The cathedral is a fine Gothic Ommon has repeatedly become an object of amedifice; the college church, with its two towers bition. The Portuguese early invaded and took and its wooden arch, is very remarkable. There possession of Maskat, its principal port, which are also some fine walks near the town. It is they retained for nearly 200 years. In the course fifty-one miles north-west of Arras, thirty-six of the last century Nadir Shah invaded and conEast of Dunkirk, and 178 north of Paris. quered it; but, his arms being diverted in other
OMISSION, n. s. Lat. omissus. A for- quarters, the native princes regained the dominion. OMIT', o. a.
bearance; or neglect of Rostak is the residence of the Imam; but Maskat OUIT'TANCE, 1. s. performance: to omit is, is the place through which the country is known to leave out; neglect to practise or to mention: to Europeans. Kalhat and Sohar are also large omittance, an obsolete synonyme of omission. towns..
He said, mine eyes were black, and my hair black : OMNIFA'RIOUS, adj. Lat. omn:farium. OL And, now I am remembered, scorned at me;
These particles could never of themselves, by om I dare not pronounce him omniscious, that being nifarious kinds of motion, whether fortuitous or an attribute individually proper to the Godhead, and mechanical, have fallen into this visible system. incommunicable to any created substance.
Hakewill on Providence. But if thou omnifarious drinks wouldst brew;
What can escape the eye Besides the orchard, every hedge and bush
Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart Affords assistance.
Philips. Omniscient ?
Milton's Paradise Lost. OMNIF’IC, adj. Lat. omnis and facio. All
For know, that heaven's omniscient King creating.
Keeps register of every thing ; Silence, ye troubled waves, and thou deep peace !
And nothing may we use in vain, Said then the' omnifick word, your discord end.
Even beasts must be with justice slain. Marvell. Milton.
Thinking by retirement to obscure himself from
God, Adam infringed the omnisciency and essential OMNIPARÄITY, n. s. Lat. omnis and par. ubiquity of his Maker, who, as he created all things, General equality.
is beyond and in them all.
Browne. Their own working heads affect, without com
Since thou boast'st the' omniscience of a God, mandment of the word, to wit, omniparity of church- Say in what cranny of Sebastian's soul,
White. Unknown to me, so loathed a crime is lodged ? OMNIPOTENCE, n. S.
Dryden. Lat. omnipoten2
Whatsoever is known is some way present; and OMNIPOTENCY.
tia. Almightiness; OMNIP’OTENT, adj.
that which is present cannot but be known by him S boundless or uni- who is omniscient.
It is one of the natural notions belonging to the You were also, Jupiter, a swan, for the love Supreme Being, to conceive of him that he is omniof Leda: oh, omnipotent love! how near the god scient.
Wilkins. drew to the complexion of a goose ! Shakspeare. The views of that Omniscient Spirit who gave the
The perfect being must needs be omnipotent; both prophecy-not the surmises of the men whose faculas self-existent and as immense ; for he that is self- ties or whose organs that Spirit employed, are to be existent, having the power of being, hath the power the standard of interpretation.
Horsley. of all being; equal to the cause of all being, which
OMNIV'OROUS, adj. Lat. omnis and voro. is to be omnipotent.
OMOLONE, a river of Irkoutsk, Asiatic Or by his own omnipotence supplies. Denham.
Russia, which falls into the Kolyma, after a As the soul bears the image of the divine wisdom, course of about 250 miles. Its banks are chiefly so this part of the body represents the omnipotency of inhabited by exiles, who employ themselves in God, whilst it is able to perform such wonderful fishing and hunting. effects.
Wilkins. OMOPHAGIA, an ancient Greek festival, in The greatest danger is from the greatest power, honor of Bacchus Omophagos. This festival and that is omnipotency.
was observed in the same manner with the other How are thy servants blest, O Lord,
festivals of Bacchus, in which they counterfeited How sure is their defence;
madness. What was peculiar to it was, that the Eternal wisdom is their guide, Their help, omnipotence.
worshippers used to eat the entrails of goats, raw Will omnipotence neglect to save,
and bloody, in imitation of the god, who was The suffering virtue of the wise and brave? supposed to have done the same thing.
OMPHACINE Oil, an ancient name for a OMNIPRES'ENCE, n. s. Lat. omnis and viscous brown juice extracted from green olives. OMNIPRES'ENT, adj. Spræsens. Ubiqui
With this oil the ancient athletæ, when going to ty; universal presence.
wrestle, anointed themselves; and, when that He also went
gymnastic exercise was over, they rolled themInvisible, yet staid, such privilege
selves in the sand, which, mixing with the oil and Hath omnipresence.
Milton's Paradise Lost. sweat on their bodies, constituted the strimenta Adam, thou knowest his omnipresence fills so highly esteemed in the cure of several disLand, sea, and air.
This precious medicine was carefully The soul is involved and present to every part; scraped off the body of the athlete with a kind of and, if my soul can have its effectual energy upon my instrument something like a comb, which was body with ease, with how much more facility can à called strigilis ; and such was the demand for being of immense existence and omnipresence, of in the scrapings that they were a very lucrative finite wisdom and power, govern a great but finite article of trade. universe!
OMPHALE, in fabulous history, a queen of
Lydia, daughter of Jardanus. She married
Tmolus, who at his death left her mistress of his OMNISCIENCE, n. S.
Lat. omnis and kingdom. Omphale had been informed of the OMNIS CIENT, adj.
scientia. Boundless great exploits of Hercules, and wished to see so
illustrious a hero. Her wish was soon gratified. OMNIS'cious.
or universal knowledge; infinite wisdom : omniscient and omnis- After the murder of Eurytus, Hercules by way cious are both used as the adjective.
of atonement was ordered to be sold as a slave, By no means trust to your own judgment alone : that he might recover the use of his senses. Merfor no man is omniscient. Bacon's Advice to Villiers. cury was commissioned to sell him, and Omphale
In all this misconstruction of my actions, as I bought him, and restored him to liberty. The have no judge but God above me, so I can have hero became enamored of his mistress, and the comfort to appeal to his omniscience. King Charles. queen favored his passion, and had two sons by
him, Agelaus and Lamon; from whom were de In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day.
Sidney. son of Hercules, by one of the female servants
The horses burnt as they stood fast tied in the staef Omphale. Hercules is represented by the bles, or, by chance breaking loose, ran up and down
with their tails and manes on a light tire.
Knolles's History of the Turks.
The Rhodians, on the other side, mindful of their
Knolles. the hero, often striking him with her sandals for
-There let him sink, and be the seas on him.
The sudden breach on't.
Id. Henry VIII.
On each side her
Stood pretly dimpled boys, like smiling
Id. Antony and Cleopatra.
Let them sleep, let them sleep on,
And bravely on, till they or we, or all,
A common sacrifice to honour fall.
With horrid strides. Milton's Paradise Lost.
Adam discerned, as in the door he sat
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Sto'ln on his wing my three and twentieth year.
Milton. vernment of Tomsk, in Asiatic Russia, at the
So saying, on he led his radiant files.
You roam about, and never are at rest;
Hence on thy life; the captive maid is mine,
Could tears recal him into wretched life,
Teut.an; Belg. aan,
Th' unhappy husband, husband now no more,
Id. position, it is placed before that which is under,
Mischiefs on mischiefs, greater still and more,
A thriving gamester has but a poor trade on't, who
fills his pockets at the price of his reputation.
Id. on Education. (as an article of dress); resolution, and is the re
As he forbore one act, so he might have forborn gular opponent of off
. As an interjection, it is another, and after that another, and so on, till he had
Rowe's Jane Shore.
We abstain on such solemn occasions from things Ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, lawful, out of indignation that we have often grati- whether there hath been any such thing as this? fied ourselves in things unlawful.
Deuteronomy iv. 32. Stiff in brocade, and pinched in stays,
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, Her patches, paint, and jewels on ;
and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked All day let envy view her face,
one and catcheth away that which was sown in his And Phillis is but twenty-one. Prior. heart.
Mat, xii. 19, These smaller particles are again composed of It is not so worthy to be brought to heroical effects others much smaller, all which together are equal to by fortune or necessity, like Ulysses and Æneas, as all the pores or empty spaces between them ; and so by one's own choice and working. Sidney. on perpetually till you come to solid particles, such
One day when Phæbe fair, as have no pores.
Newton. With all her band, was following the chase, What kindled in the dark the vital flame,
This nymph, quite tired with heat of scorching air, And, ere the heart was formed, pushed on the red’- Sat down to rest.
Spenser. ning stream? Blackmore on Creation. Although the beauties, riches, honours, sciences, A painted vest prince Vollager had on, virtues, and perfections of all men, were in the Which from a naked Pict his grandsire won. present possession of one, yet somewhat beyond and
Blackmore. above all this there would still be sought and ear. On me, on me let all thy fury fall,
nestly thirsted for.
Hooker. Vor err from me, since I deserve it all. Pope. Our God is one, or rather very oneness and mere His fancy grows in the progress, and becomes on unity, having nothing but itself in itself, and not fire, like a chariot wheel, by its own rapidity. Id. consisting, as all things do besides God, of many On then, my muse ! and fools and knaves expose, things.
Id. And, since thou can'st not make a friend, make foes. If one by one you wedded all the world,
killed would be unparalleled. But aye the ruthless driver goads them on,
Shakspeare. And aye of barking dogs the bitter throng,
Till 'tis one o'clock, our dance of custom Makes them renew their unmelodious moan. Thomson. Let us not forget.
Id. Place me on Sirmium's marble steep,
Then must you speak Where nothing save the waves and I
Of one, that loved not wisely, but too well; May hear our mutual murmurs sweep,
Of one, not easily jealous; but, being wrought, There, swan-like, let me sing and die. Byron. Perplexed in the extreme.
Id. Othello. Thou too,the nameless bard --whose honest zeal Be not found here ; hence with your little ones. For law, for morals, for the public weal,
Shakspeare. Pours dowo impetuous on the country's foes
I answered not again; The stream of verse, and many-languaged prose.
But that's all one.
Id. Canning. As I have made ye one, lords, one remain : On, in ancient geography, a city of Egypt,
So I grow stronger, you more honour gain. Id. sacred to the sun, and by the Greeks, on that Pindarus the poet, and one of the wisest, acknowaccount, called Heliopolis. It was remarkable ledged also one God, the most high, to be the father
Raleigh. for the wisdom and learning of its priesthood, and creator of all things: and for the spacious buildings in which they cul
That man should be the teacher is no part of the tivated the studies of philosophy and astronomy.
matter; for birds will learn one of another.
Bacon's Natural History. The priests of On were esteemed more noble
The king was well instructed how to carry himself than all the other priests of Egypt, and were between Ferdinando and Philip, resolving to keep always ministers of state, owing to their high them at one within themselves.
Bacon. antiquity and great learning. Bishop Warbur Trees that bear mast are fruitful but once in two ton affirms that they held the system which now years; the cause is, the expence of sap.
Id. distinguishes the name of Copernicus; and that Heaven waxeth old, and all the spheres above Pythagoras received it from Denuphis, a priest Shall one day faint, and their swift motion stay; of On, and brought it into Greece.
And time itself. in time, shall cease to move, ONE, adj.& n. s.
Davies, Sax. æne; Goth. ein; But the soul survives and lives for aye. Once, adj.& n. s. Teut. ein ; Gr. xv. Single ;
If any one prince made a felicity in this life, and ONE'EYED,
I of his ONE'NESS, n. s. (opposed to another); the subjects, there were some colour to despise it.
Suckling. same; future, as in one day:' as a noun substan
The obedience of the one to the call of grace, tive, an unit; single person or mess; the same thing; first hour; a person indefinitely; a distinct equal measure, obeys not, may reasonably be im
when the other, supposed to have sufficient, if not an or particular person; an eminent person; persons puted to the humble, malleable, melting temper. united; concord; agreement: it takes, but not ele
Hammond. gantly, a plural both absolutely and relatively, as The oneness of our Lord Jesus Christ, referring to 'the great ones of the world;'* his waking thoughts the several hypostases, is the one eternal
, only reflect his sleeping ones.' Once signifies a
divine nature, and the eternity of the son's generation, single time; an instant or indivisible point of and his co-eternity, and his consubstantiality with time; time past and not to be repeated or again the Father when he came down from Heaven and occur; at the immediate time; formerly: as a
Id. noun substantive it seems to mean occasion;
Once every morn he marched, and once at night.
Couley. occurrence; instance; as this or that once:'
Thereon his arms and once-loved portrait lay: one-eyed is having but one eye: oneness, quality Thither our fatal marriage-bed convey.
Denham. of being one ; unity; compactness.
At once with him they rose : For he dide this thynge in offrynge himselfe oonys. Their rising all at once was as the sound
Wiclif. Of thunder heard remote. Milton's Paradise Lusia