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uncape THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, iii. 3. 145.Explained by Warburton, “dig out the fox when earthed;” by Capell, “turn the dogs off;” and by Steevens, “turn him out of the bag;” while Nares (in Gloss.) writes thus, “It seems to imply throwing off the dogs. . . . Falstaff is the fox, and he is supposed to be hidden, or kennel'd, somewhere in the house; no expression, therefore, relative to a bag-fox can be applicable, because such a fox would be already in the hands of the hunters. The uncaping is decidedly to begin the hunt after him; when the holes for escape had been stopped.”

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