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Comma, the shortest pause in reading: “no levelled malice infects one c. in the course I hold,” Tim. I, 1, 48.
Figuratively == that which separates or keeps asunder: “as peace should still her wheaten garland wear and stand a c. 'tween their amities,” Hml. V, 2, 42, i. e. keep their amities from falling together by the ears. (The concordance of O. Edd. is a sufficient refutation of modern emendations, particularly as the expression of Hamlet is purposely burlesque; cf. the following Ases).*
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