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Morsel, 1) a mouthful, a bit, a piece: “now comes in the sweetest m. of the night, and we must hence and leave it unpicked,” H4B II, 4, 396. “yet camest thou to a m. of this feast, having fully dined before,” Cor. I, 9, 10. “gorged with the dearest m. of the earth,” Rom. V, 3, 46. “liquorish draughts and --s unctuous,” Tim. IV, 3, 195. “I was a m. for a monarch,” Ant. I, 5, 31. “I found you as a m. cold upon dead Caesar's trencher,” III, 13, 116. “thou mayst cut a m. off the spit,” Per. IV, 2, 142.
2) piece in general, remnant: “whiles you, doing thus, to the perpetual wink for aye might put this ancient m., this Sir Prudence,” Tp. II, 1, 286. “how doth my dear m., thy mistress?” Meas. III, 2, 57. “this m. of dead royalty,” John IV, 3, 143.
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