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vein (1 the literal sense is freq.)
1. fig. John V. ii. 38 “combine The blood of malice in a of league,” Troil. I. iii. 6, Per. I. iv. 94 “the Trojan horse was stuff'd within With bloody veins.”
2. disposition, humour Err. II. ii. 20 “in this merry ,” R3 IV. ii. 115 “in the giving vein,” Troil. II. iii. 213 “he rubs the vein of him.”
3. particular style or manner of life or action Meas. II. ii. 70, MND. I. ii. 43 “This is Ercles' , a tyrant's vein,” 1H4 II. iv. 431.
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