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Mount, vb. 1) tr. a) to raise aloft, to lift on high: “what power is it which --s my love so high?” All's I, 1, 235. “the fire that --s the liquor,” H8 I, 1, 144. --ed == high: “where castles --ed stand,” H6B I, 4, 40. “his affections are higher --ed than ours,” H5 IV, 1, 111.
b) to raise and place in readiness for annoyance: “like hedgehogs which lie tumbling in my barefoot way and m. their pricks at my footfall,” Tp. II, 2, 11. “encounters --ed are against your peace,” LLL V, 2, 82. ready --ed are they (cannons) John II, 211. “m. their battering cannon charged to the mouths,” John II, 211 “he stretched him, and with one hand on his dagger, another spread on's breast, --ing his eyes, he did discharge a horrible oath,” H8 I, 2, 205 (looking in a threatening manner; cf. Carriage).
c) to climb, to ascend: “--ed the Trojan walls,” Merch. V, 4. “the stairs that m. the Capitol,” Cymb. I, 6, 106. Oftenest applied to horses, == to get on, to bestride, to ride: As III, 4, 49. H5 III, 7, 25. IV, 2, 9. R3 I, 1, 10. Caes. V, 3, 15. Ant. I, 5, 48. cf. “he will not manage her, although he m. her,” Ven. 598.
d) to make to ride, to place on or furnish with a horse: “I will m. myself upon a courser,” Per. II, 1, 163. --ed == riding, on horseback: Ven. 596. Sonn. 51, 7. As III, 2, 95. John V, 6, 42. R2 V, 2, 8. H4B IV, 1, 118. H6C I, 4, 127. And == seated in a carriage: “their mistress --ed . . . in her light chariot is conveyed,” Ven. 1191.
2) intr. a) to ascend, to rise aloft; used of birds: Lucr. 508. R2 III, 3, 183. H6B I, 3, 94. II, 1, 14. R3 V, 3, 106. Cymb. V, 4, 113. Of high waves: Tp. I, 2, 4. Of a soul rising to heaven: R2 V, 5, 112. Of persons or thoughts occupied with the objects of worldly greatness: LLL IV, 1, 4. John I, 206. II, 82. R2 V, 1, 56. H4B IV, 3, 61. H4B IV, 3, 61 H6B III, 1, 22. H6C V, 6, 62. H8 II, 4, 112. Tit. II, 1, 13. With an accus. denoting the result or measure: “to m. her pitch,” Tit. II, 1, 14. With “up:” Ven. 854. John III, 1, 215. R2 IV, 189.
b) to ascend, to climb; 1) in an assault: “here will Talbot m.” H6A II, 1, 34. 2) to get on horseback: Gent. V, 2, 45. Shr. IV, 3, 188. John II, 287. R2 I, 1, 82. H5 IV, 2, 35. H6C II, 5, 128. Cymb. II, 5, 17. With “on:” R2 V, 2, 111. H6A IV, 5, 9.
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