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close sb.2 (from the vb. CLOSE; 2 and 3 not pre-S.)
1. conclusion of a piece of music, cadence R2 II. i. 12 “music at the ” (Q1), H5 I. ii. 182 “Congreeing in a full and natural close, Like music.”
2. union Gent. V. iv. 117, Tw.N. V. i. 162 “the holy close of lips.”
3. close encounter, grapple 1H4 I. i. 13 “the intestine shock And furious close of civil butchery.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
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