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clip (3 is the prevailing use)
1. to cut Per. V. iii. 74 “clip to form.”
2. to curtail, abbreviate LLL. V. ii. 600 “Judas Maccabœus clipt is plain Judas,” Lr. IV. vii. 6 “Nor more nor clipp'd, but so.”
3. to embrace, surround John V. ii. 34 “Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about,” 1H4 III. i. 44 “clipp'd in with the sea,” 2H6 IV. i. 6 (Ff “Cleap(e),” Oth. III. iii. 465, Ant. V. ii. 360, Cym. II. iii. 139.
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