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Back, vb., 1) to get upon the back of, to mount: “a colt that's --ed and burthened,” Ven. 419. “I will b. him straight,” H4A II, 3, 74. “Jupiter, upon his eagle --ed,” Cymb. V, 5, 427. Figuratively: “my will is --ed with resolution,” Lucr. 352.
2) to support, to second: “thou --est reproach against long-living laud,” Lucr. 622. “call you that --ing of your friends? a plague upon such --ing!” H4A II, 4, 166. “--ed by the power of Warwick,” H6C I, 1, 52. I, 4, 73. II, 2, 69. IV, 1, 41. IV, 1, 41 R3 I, 2, 236. IV, 3, 47. Tit. II, 3, 54. Rom. I, 1, 40.
3) to adjoin behind: “a garden whose western side is with a vineyard --ed,” Meas. IV, 1, 29.
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