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List, subst. 1) the outer edge or selvedge of cloth: Meas. I, 2, 31. Meas. I, 2, 31 Shr. III, 2, 69.
2) boundary, limit, barrier: “your own science exceeds in that the --s of all advice my strength can give you,” Meas. I, 1, 6. “you have restrained yourself within the l. of too cold an adieu,” All's II, 1, 53. “the very l., the very utmost bound of all our fortunes,” H4A IV, 1, 51. “confined within the weak l. of a country's fashion,” H5 V, 2, 295. “the ocean, overpeering of his l.” Hml. IV, 5, 99. “confine yourself but in a patient l.” Oth. IV, 1, 76. Affectedly, == goal, end: “I am bound to your niece, I mean, she is the l. of my voyage,” Tw. III, 1, 86.
3) an enclosed ground in which combats are fought: “come fate into the l. and champion me,” Mcb. III, 1, 71. Mostly plur. “--s:” Ven. 595. R2 I, 2, 52. I, 3, 32. I, 3, 32 I, 3, 32 H6A V, 5, 32. H6B II, 3, 50. H6B II, 3, 50 Per. I, 1, 61.
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