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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: To make dainty (0.00942 detik)
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Definition: To make dainty
, a. [Compar. Daintier
; superl. Daintiest
1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.]
Full many a deynt['e] horse had he in stable.
Note: Hence the proverb “dainty maketh dearth,”
rarity makes a thing dear or precious.
2. Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
Make rich the ribs. --Shak.
3. Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding;
well-formed; neat; tender.
Those dainty limbs which nature lent
For gentle usage and soft delicacy. --Milton.
I would be the girdle.
About her dainty, dainty waist. --Tennyson.
4. Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please;
fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
Thew were a fine and dainty people. --Bacon.
And let us not be dainty of leave-taking,
But shift away. --Shak.
To make dainty
, to assume or affect delicacy or
Ah ha, my mistresses! which of you all
Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty,
She, I'll swear, hath corns. --Shak.