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Fragment, a scrap, a poor remnant: “the body of your discourse is sometime guarded with --s,” Ado I, 1, 288. “the --s, scraps, the bits and greasy relics of her o'er-eaten faith,” Troil. V, 2, 159. “it is some poor f., some slender ort of his remainder,” Tim. IV, 3, 400. “you were a f. of Cneius Pompey's,” Ant. III, 13, 117. “our cowards, like --s in hard voyages, became the life o' the need,” Cymb. V, 3, 44. Applied to persons as a term of extreme contempt: “from whence, f.?” Troil. V, 1, 9. “get you home, you --s,” Cor. I, 1, 226.
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