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Livery, subst. 1) delivery, the act of delivering a freehold into the possession of its heir: “to sue his l.” R2 II, 1, 204. II, 3, 129. H4A IV, 3, 62.*
2) a distinguishing dress of servants: Compl. 195. Gent. II, 4, 46. Merch. II, 2, 117. Merch. II, 2, 117 Merch. II, 2, 117 H4B V, 5, 11. R3 I, 1, 80. Rom. III, 1, 60. Tim. IV, 2, 17. Ant. V, 2, 90. Cymb. II, 3, 128.
3) any particular dress or garb: never let their (thy lips') “crimson --es wear,” Ven. 506. “putting on the destined l.” Meas. II, 4, 138. III, 1, 95. Mids. I, 1, 70. H6B IV, 2, 80. Per. II, 5, 10. III, 4, 10. V, 3, 7.
4) outward appearance, aspect: “the beauteous l. that he wore,” Ven. 1107. “I give a badge of fame to slander's l.” Lucr. 1054. “her face wore sorrow's l.” Lucr. 1054 “thy youth's proud l.” Sonn. 2, 3. Mids. II, 1, 113. Merch. II, 1, 2. All's IV, 5, 106. H6B V, 2, 47. Rom. II, 2, 8. Hml. I, 4, 32.*III, 4, 164. IV, 7, 80.
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