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Nave, 1) navel: “he unseamed him from the n. to the chaps,” Mcb. I, 2, 22.
2) the middle part of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted: Hml. II, 2, 518. Quibbling with knave: “would not this n. of a wheel have his ears cut off?” H4B II, 4, 278 (with allusion to Falstaff's roundness).
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