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daff - dawning:
dare vb.2 (of different origin from vb.1): to daze, dazzle, or fascinate (larks) and so entrap them, e.g. by means of a piece of scarlet cloth and a looking-glass H8 III. ii. 283 “And us with his cap like larks” (ref. to the cardinal's biretta); so H5 IV. ii. 36 “dare the field” (=make the prey crouch).