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Button, subst., 1) a catch to fasten the dress: “a silk b.” Rom. II, 4, 24. “undo this b.” Lr. V, 3, 309. “he will carry 't; 'tis in his --s,” Wiv. III, 2, 71; Germ.: er hat es in der Tasche (or == bachelors' buttons?)
2) a knob on a cap: “on fortune's cap we are not the very b.” Hml. II, 2, 233..
3) bud: “the canker galls the infants of the spring too oft before their --s be disclosed,” Hml. I, 3, 40.
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