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Antic, subst., 1) odd and fantastic appearance: “there appears quick-shifting --s,” Lucr. 459. LLL V, 1, 119 (Armado mistakes the word). LLL V, 1, 119 “were he the veriest a. in the world,” Shr. Ind. 1, 101.
2) a buffoon, practising odd gesticulations: “drawing of an a.” Ado III, 1, 63. “and there the a. sits,” R2 III, 2, 162. “old father a. the law,” H4A I, 2, 69. “three such --s,” H5 III, 2, 32. “thou a. death,” H6A IV, 7, 18. “like witless --s,” Troil. V, 3, 86.
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