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lade “it dry—He'll,” 3 HENRY VI., iii. 2. 139. He'll drain it dry. On this passage in the Cambridge Shakespeare is a note,“lade] lay or ladle Keightley conj.;” and yet lade is a not uncommon verb. “To lade (or draine) a riuer with pailes, etc. Bacqueter, baqueter vne riviere.” Cotgrave's Fr. and Engl. Dict. “To Lade a river, Decopulo. You may as well bid me Lade the Sea with a Nut-shel,” Coles's Lat. and Engl. Dict.

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