Surbet to Surge

(Sur*bet") v. t. Same as Surbate. [Obs.]

(Sur*bet"), a. Surbated; bruised. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Sur*cease") n. [F. sursis, from sursis, p. p. of surseoir to suspend, postpone, defer, in OF., to delay, refrain from, forbear, L. supersedere. Surcease is not connected with E. cease. See Supersede.] Cessation; stop; end. "Not desire, but its surcease." Longfellow.

It is time that there were an end and surcease made of this immodest and deformed manner of writing.

(Sur*cease"), v. t. To cause to cease; to end. [Obs.] "The waves . . . their range surceast." Spenser.

The nations, overawed, surceased the fight.

(Sur*cease"), v. i. To cease. [Obs.]

(Sur*cease"ance) n. Cessation. [Obs.]

(Sur*charge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surcharged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surcharging ] [F. surcharger. See Sur-, and Charge, and cf. Overcharge, Supercharge, Supercargo.]

1. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.

Four charged two, and two surcharged one.

Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view,
Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew.

2. (Law) (a) To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone. (b) (Equity) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given. Story. Daniel.

(Sur*charge"), n. [F.]

1. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne.

A numerous nobility causeth poverty and inconvenience in a state, for it is surcharge of expense.

2. (Law) (a) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to. (b) (Equity) The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given. Burrill.

(Sur*charge"ment) n. The act of surcharging; also, surcharge, surplus. [Obs.] Daniel.

(Sur*char"ger) n. One who surcharges.

(Sur"cin`gle) n. [OE. sursengle, OF. sursangle. See Sur-, and Cingle, Shingles.]

1. A belt, band, or girth which passes over a saddle, or over anything laid on a horse's back, to bind it fast.

2. (Eccl.) The girdle of a cassock, by which it is fastened round the waist.

(Sur"cin`gled) a. Bound with the surcingle.

(Sur"cle) n. [L. surculus.] A little shoot; a twig; a sucker. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

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