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warp — “Though thou the waters,” AS YOU LIKE IT, ii. 7. 187. In this passage warp has been variously interpreted. The following explanation by Whiter is probably the right one: “The cold is said to warp the waters, when it contracts them into the solid substance of ice, and suffers them no longer to continue in a liquid or flowing state” (According to Johnson,—whom Steevens pronounces to be “certainly right,”— warp means here nothing more than “changed from their natural state;” and Nares would understand it as equivalent to“weave” ).

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