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Chain, subst., a series of links or rings connected; used as an ornament: Wiv. IV, 5, 34. Wiv. IV, 5, 34 Err. II, 1, 106. III, 1, 115. III, 2, 171. V, 1, 10 etc. Ado II, 1, 197. LLL V, 2, 56. As III, 2, 191. Tw. II, 3, 129.* H4B II, 4, 52. Serving to bind and restrain: Tp. V, 233. Wiv. I, 1, 308. IV, 4, 33. V, 1, 6. R2 I, 3, 89. H6B V, 1, 145. H6C V, 7, 11. “hung up in --s,” H6C I, 3, 28. Ant. V, 2, 62. “keys that hung in --s,” Wint. IV, 4, 624. “a thrifty shoeing-horn in a c.” Troil. V, 1, 62. “his speech was like a tangled c.” Mids. V, 125. -- Metaphorically: “leading him prisoner in a red-rose c.” Ven. 110. “fettered in amorous --s,” Tit. II, 1, 15. “in --s of magic,” Oth. I, 2, 65.
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