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Case, subst., 1) that which incloses and covers a thing, a box, a sheath: Err. IV, 3, 23. Ado I, 1, 184. II, 1, 98. H4A V, 3, 54. H4B III, 2, 351. Rom. IV, 5, 100. Tim. I, 2, 103. Lr. I, 5, 34. Jestingly for a mask: LLL V, 2, 387. Rom. I, 4, 29. cf. Ado II, 1, 98. Metaphorically, a) ornaments, dress: “accomplished in himself, not in his c.” Compl. 116. “O place, o form, how often dost thou with thy c., thy habit, wrench awe from fools,” Meas. II, 4, 13. “I have --s of buckram, to immask our garments,” H4A I, 2, 201. -- b) the body as the cover of the soul: “what wilt thou be when time hath sowed a grizzle on thy c.?” Tw. V, 168. “heart, crack thy frail c.” Ant. IV, 14, 41. “this c. of that huge spirit now is cold,” IV, 15, 89. Perhaps == the skin: “though my c. be a pitiful one, I hope I shall not be flayed out of it,” Wint. IV, 4, 844.* -- c) the eyelids, and the sockets of the eyes: “her eyelids, --s to those heavenly jewels,” Per. III, 2, 99. “they seemed almost, with staring on one another, to tear the --s of their eyes,” Wint. V, 2, 14. “Read. What, with the c. of eyes?” Lr. IV, 6, 147. cf. Lr. IV, 6, 147
2) a certain quantity contained in a cover, perhaps a pair: “I have not a c. of lives,” H5 III, 2, 5 (but there may be meant a cover, a strong box, to secure life from hurts).
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