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Nimble, light, quick and lively in motion: “relish your n. notes to pleasing ears,” Lucr. 1126. “n. thought can jump both sea and land,” Sonn. 44, 7. “youth is n., age is lame,” Pilgr. 162. “of such sensible and n. lungs that they always use to laugh at nothing,” Tp. II, 1, 174. “my spirits are n.” Tp. II, 1, 174 “to snare the n. marmoset,” II, 2, 174. “n. jugglers that deceive the eye,” Err. I, 2, 98. “universal plodding poisons up the n. spirits in the arteries,” LLL IV, 3, 306. “of such a merry, n., stirring spirit,” V, 2, 16. “the pert and n. spirit of mirth,” Mids. I, 1, 13. “you have a n. wit,” As III, 2, 293. “with her head n. in threats,” IV, 3, 110. “a n. hand,” Wint. IV, 4, 685. “his n. haste,” John IV, 2, 197. “n. mischance, that art so light of foot,” R2 III, 4, 92. “with n. wing,” H4A V, 1, 64. “full of n. fiery and delectable shapes,” H4B IV, 3, 108. “a n. galliard,” H5 I, 2, 252. the n. gunner, III Chor. H5 I, 2, 252 “dancing shoes with n. soles,” Rom. I, 4, 15. “your n. lightnings,” Lr. II, 4, 167. IV, 7, 34. Per. III, 1, 6. “to make your vessel n.” Cymb. II, 4, 29. “horses have been --r,” III, 2, 74. In LLL V, 2, 747 most M. Edd. a n. tongue; O. Edd. an humble tongue.
Adverbially: “those jacks that n. leap,” Sonn. 128, 5.
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