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Dowry, 1) the property which a woman brings to her husband: Wiv. I, 1, 247. Meas. III, 1, 226. LLL II, 8. As III, 3, 55. Shr. I, 1, 136. I, 2, 185. II, 121. II, 121 IV, 5, 65. V, 2, 114. Tw. II, 5, 201. John II, 469. John II, 469 H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. H6A V, 1, 20. H6B I, 1, 62. 129 “(--ies).” H6C III, 3, 137. Hml. III, 1, 140. Lr. I, 1, 244.
2) property (of women) in general: “spend the d. of a lawful bed,” Lucr. 938. “so are those crisped snaky golden locks often known to be the d. of a second head,” Merch. III, 2, 95. “I would not have him miscarry for the half of my d.” Tw. III, 4, 70. “at whose conception nature this d. gave,” Per. I, 1, 9.
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