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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Essay  \Es*say"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Essayed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Essaying}.]  [F.  essayer.  See  {Essay},  n.] 
  1.  To  exert  one's  power  or  faculties  upon  to  make  an  effort 
  to  perform;  to  attempt;  to  endeavor;  to  make  experiment  or 
  trial  of  to  try 
 
  What  marvel  if  I  thus  essay  to  sing?  --Byron. 
 
  Essaying  nothing  she  can  not  perform.  --Emerson. 
 
  A  danger  lest  the  young  enthusiast  .  .  .  should 
  essay  the  impossible.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  2.  To  test  the  value  and  purity  of  (metals);  to  assay.  See 
  {Assay}.  [Obs.]  --Locke. 




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