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Forehand, 1) preference, advantage: “had the f. and vantage of a king,” H5 IV, 1, 297. 2) the thing preferred to others: “the sinew and the f. of our host,” Troil. I, 3, 143.
Adjectively: and so extenuate the f. sin, Ado IV 1, 51 (== anticipated, done too early). “carried you a f. shaft a fourteen and fourteen and a half,” H4B III, 2, 52 (an expression not yet sufficiently explained).*
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