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Gap, 1) an opening, a breach: “when two authorities are up, how soon confusion may enter 'twixt the g. of both,” Cor. III, 1, 111.
2) a void: “made a g. in nature,” Ant. II, 2, 223.
3) a passage: “stop this g. of breath with dust,” John III, 4, 32. “stands in the g. and trade of mo preferments,” H8 V, 1, 36.
4) an interstice, vacuity: “in this wide g. of time,” Wint. V, 3, 154. Ant. I, 5, 5. Cymb. III, 2, 64. “that wide g.” Wint. IV, 1, 7. “stand in the --s to teach you,” Per. IV, 4, 8.
5) a defect, a flaw: “break a foul g. into the matter,” Wint. IV, 4, 198. “a g. in our feast,” Mcb. III, 1, 12. “a great g. in your honour,” Lr. I, 2, 91.
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