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to let fall an expression

front cover, lower detail (inverted)
Robert Ainsworth (1660-1743 *). Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Compendiarius : or, a Compendious Dictionary of the Latin Tongue: Designed Chiefly for the Use of the British Nations. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, with Additions and Improvements. (1752)
Bavarian State Library copy, digitized August 10, 2011
opens to fallings in this volume and in a later (1843) edition (Library of Congress copy) at archive.org.

A great fall of rain
A downfall
A water fall
The stars fall

To let fall a thing out of one’s hand
To let fall an expression


Fallen back
Fallen behind hand in the world
Fallen down
Fallen out [happening]
Having fallen out with

Falling gently

A falling
A falling away
A falling down
A great falling down [as of earth]
A falling down through feebleness
Falling down [like to fall]
A falling of the hair

A falling of water from an high place
The falling sickness
Troubled with the falling sickness

The fallings of houses

These minus their Latin equivalents (and some example phrases); dashes signify two other omissions. Ainsworth’s Thesaurus Linguae went through many editions, including abridgements. A dictionary of phrases, it is cousin to signal and telegraphic codes.

24 April 2016

fall; falling; rounds; thesaurus
Robert Ainsworth, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Compendiarius (4th edn., 1752)