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Limb, 1) an extremity of the human body, an arm, a leg: “each several l. is doubled,” Ven. 1067. “a breast, a waist, a leg, a l.” LLL IV, 3, 186. “some broken l.” As I, 1, 134. Tw. I, 5, 311. John IV, 3, 6. R2 III, 2, 187. IV, 165 (Qq my --s, Ff my knee). H4A IV, 1, 43. H4B IV, 1, 222. H6B II, 3, 42. IV, 10, 50. R3 III, 7, 125. H8 I, 1, 46. Troil. I, 3, 354. Troil. I, 3, 354 IV, 5, 238. Cor. II, 2, 84. III, 1, 296. Tit. I, 143. V, 3, 72. Rom. V, 3, 36. Tim. IV, 1, 24. Caes. II, 1, 165. Plur. --s == body (pars pro toto): “repose for --s with travel tired,” Sonn. 27, 2. “by day my --s, by night my mind no quiet find,” Sonn. 27, 2 “let them keep their --s whole,” Wiv. III, 1, 79. Merch. II, 7, 71. As II, 3, 41. All's III, 2, 107. V, 1, 4. John I, 239. III, 1, 129. III, 1, 129 III, 1, 129 H4A V, 1, 13. H4B I, 1, 143. I, 2, 257. H5 III, 1, 26. IV, 7, 80. V, 1, 89. H6A II, 3, 21. II, 5, 4. IV, 4, 18. IV, 5, 4. H6C I, 3, 15. R3 II, 2, 58 (Ff hands). H8 II, 3, 38. Tit. I, 97. Tit. I, 97 II, 3, 64. Rom. II, 3, 38. Caes. I, 3, 81. II, 1, 163. III, 1, 262 (a curse shall light upon the --s of men; where various emendations have been tried). Hml. II, 2, 91. Hml. II, 2, 91
2) the frame of the body, with respect to its vigour: “thou hast neither heat, affection, l., nor beauty, to make thy riches pleasant,” Meas. III, 1, 37. “strength of l. and policy of mind,” Ado IV, 1, 200. “because of his great l. or joint,” LLL V, 1, 135. “care I for the l., the thews, the stature, bulk,” H4B III, 2, 276.
3) active member: “let us choose such --s of noble counsel that the great body of our state may go in equal rank,” H4B V, 2, 135. “these are the --s o'the plot,” H8 I, 1, 220. “the --s of Limehouse,” V, 4, 66.
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