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Fold, vb. 1) to double, to lay in plaits: --ed schedules (i. e. letters) Compl. 43. “take forth paper, f. it,” Mcb. V, 1, 7. “thus will I f. them one upon another,” Gentl. I, 2, 128. --ed arms == crossed arms, LLL III, 183. Tit. III, 2, 7. With up: here --s she up the tenour of her woe (viz the letter) Lucr. 1310. Hml. V, 2, 51. “to have me f. up Parca's fatal web,” H5 V, 1, 21 (i. e. to make an end of it, put thee to death. Pistol's speech). to f. down == to turn down: “f. down the leaf where I have left,” Cymb. II, 2, 4.
2) to double, to multiply: “from a pound to a pin? f. it over and over, 'tis threefold too little for carrying a letter,” Gentl. I, 1, 115.
3) to enclose, to wrap: f. it (the knife) “in the oration,” Tit. IV, 3, 116. With in: “the fires i' the lowest hell f. in the people,” Cor. III, 3, 68. “his fame --s in this orb o' the earth,” V, 6, 126. With up: “they shoot but calm words --ed up in smoke,” John II, 229.
4) to embrace: “we will descend and f. him in our arms,” R2 I, 3, 54.
5) to wrap up, to cover, to conceal: “nor f. my fault in cleanly coined excuses,” Lucr. 1073. “lay open to my earthy-gross conceit the --ed meaning,” Err. III, 2, 36. “that man's face can f. in pleasing smiles such murderous tyranny,” Tit. II, 3, 266. With in: “so did the merciless and pitchy night f. in the object,” Ven. 822. With up: “shame --ed up in blind concealing night,” Lucr. 675. “whose beams thy cloudy wrath hath in eternal darkness --ed up,” R3 I, 3, 269.
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