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hair (3 a common Eliz. sense; Ant. I. ii. 206 “like the courser's hair” refers to the popular notion that a horsehair placed in water will turn into an eel)
1. type of something small or slight, jot or tittle, iota Tp. I. ii. 217 “Not a perish'd,” 2H4 I. ii. 26 “it is not a amiss,” Troil. III. ii. 191 “If I . . . swerve a from truth” ; so “h-'s breadth” Wiv. IV. ii. 3; “to a ,” to a nicety, with the utmost exactness Troil. III. i. 159.
2. “against the ,” contrary to the natural tendency, against the grain Wiv. II. iii. 42, Troil. I. ii. 28.
3. kind, nature, stamp, character 1H4 IV. i. 61 “The quality and hair of our attempt.”
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