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Drop, subst. a globule of any fluid, and what is like it: Ven. 1170. Lucr. 1375. Tp. I, 1, 62. III, 2, 2. V, 16. Err. I, 2, 35. II, 2, 128. Ado III, 2, 19. IV, 1, 143. LLL IV, 3, 27. Merch. IV, 1, 113 Merch. IV, 1, 113 As III, 5, 7. Shr. V, 2, 145. H6A II, 2, 8. III, 3, 54. H6C I, 1, 97. R3 V, 3, 181. Mcb. III, 5, 24 etc. “d. by d.” Wiv. IV, 5, 100. H4A I, 3, 134. “with the --s of this most balmy time my love looks fresh,” Sonn. 107, 9 (as with rain). “allay with some cold --s of modesty thy skipping spirit,” Merch. II, 2, 195. “the crimson --s in the bottom of a cowslip,” Cymb. II, 2, 38. “--s of tears,” R3 IV, 4, 321. H8 II, 4, 72. d., alone, == tear: “falls an orient d.” Ven. 981. “so shall I die by --s of hot desire,” Ven. 981 Lucr. 1228. Lucr. 1228 Compl. 300. Tp. I, 2, 155. V, 64. Merch. II, 3, 13. As II, 7, 123. John III, 4, 63. V, 2, 49. H4B IV, 3, 14. R3 I, 2, 155. Caes. III, 2, 198. Mcb. I, 4, 35. Ant. IV, 2, 38. == drop of blood: “sweat --s of gallant youth,” H5 III, 5, 25 (cf. H6A IV, 4, 18). “any d. thou borrowedst from thy mother,” Troil. IV, 5, 133. == a small quantity, a trifle: “a d. of patience,” Oth. IV, 2, 53. “a d. of pity,” Cymb. IV, 2, 304. cf. Err. IV, 3, 73.
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