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Carrion, 1) corrupted flesh: Meas. II, 2, 167. H4B IV, 4, 80. Hml. II, 2, 182. “c. kites,” H6B V, 2, 11 (kites feeding on c.). “c. flies,” Rom. III, 3, 35. “this foul deed shall smell above the earth with c. men,” Caes. III, 1, 275.
2) a skeleton: “a c. Death, within whose empty eye . . .,” Merch. II, 7, 63. and be a c. monster like thyself (Death), John III, 4, 33.
3) term of contempt for flesh: “out upon it, old c.! rebels it at these years?” Merch. III, 1, 38. “why I rather choose to have a weight of c. flesh,” IV, 1, 41.
4) term of contempt for persons: “that foolish c., Mistress Quickly,” Wiv. III, 3, 205. “yon island --s . . . ill-favouredly become the morning field,” H5 IV, 2, 39. for every scruple of her (Helen's) “contaminated c. weight,” Troil. IV, 1, 71. “out, you green-sickness c.! out, you baggage,” Rom. III, 5, 157. “old feeble -- s,” Caes. II, 1, 130.
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