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braid — “Since Frenchmen are so,” ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, iv. 2. 73. Here Steevens understandsbraid to mean “crafty or deceitful;” while Richardson (in his Dict.) would refer it to “the suddenness and violence” of Bertram's wooing. (In Dr. Latham's edition of Johnson's Dict. is a long and very unsatisfactory article on this word.)

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