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ape (allusion in Ham. III. iv. 194 “like the famous ape,” is obscure)
1. imitator Wint. V. ii. 112, Cym. II. ii. 31 “O sleep! thou ape of death.”
2. fool Cym. IV. ii. 194 “jollity for apes.”
3. “lead apes in hell,” the supposed consequence of dying an old maid Shr. II. i. 34.
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