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Deck, vb. 1) to cover, to dress: “coats to d. our soldiers for these Irish wars,” R2 I, 4, 62. “in black my lady's brows are --ed,” LLL IV, 3, 258. “and see another --ed in thy rights,” R3 I, 3, 206. Singular passage: “when I have --ed the sea with drops full salt,” Tp. I, 2, 155 (according to some commentators a provincialism for sprinkled; but to speak of floods as being increased by tears is an hyperbole too frequent with Sh.. Prospero means to say that he shed so many tears as to cover the surface of the sea with them).
2) to adorn: “the orator, to d. his oratory, will couple my reproach to Tarquin's shame,” Lucr. 815. “sweet ornament that --s a thing divine,” Gentl. II, 1, 4. “'tis your thoughts that now must d. our kings,” Gentl. II, 1, 4. “I thought thy bride-bed to have --ed,” Hml. V, 1, 268. Joined with up: “help to d. up her,” Rom. IV, 2, 41. Followed by with: “--s with praises Collatine's high name,” Lucr. 108. Tp. III, 2, 105. Mids. I, 1, 211. Shr. I, 1, 16. IV, 3, 60. H6A I, 2, 99. H6C III, 1, 63. Caes. I, 1, 70. By “in:” H5 II, 2, 134. H6C III, 2, 149.
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