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Noble, subst. 1) a nobleman: “a beggar's book outworths a --'s blood,” H8 I, 1, 123. “will deserve a right good husband, let him be a n.” IV, 2, 146. Often in the plural: John IV, 2, 243. V, 1, 33. V, 2, 62. R2 II, 1, 247. II, 2, 88. H4B II, 3, 51. V, 2, 17. H5 IV, 7, 77. IV, 8, 96. H6A I, 3, 90. III, 2, 129. V, 4, 172. Troil. II, 2, 209. Cor. II, 1, 255. III, 2, 65. IV, 3, 22. IV, 4, 9. IV, 6, 122. Tim. I, 2, 180. Mcb. IV, 3, 79 etc.
2) a gold coin (worth 6 s. 8 d.): R2 I, 1, 88. H4B II, 1, 167. H5 II, 1, 112. H5 II, 1, 112 H6A V, 4, 23. R3 I, 3, 82. Quibbling with “royal:” H4A II, 4, 317. 321; and perhaps All's II, 1, 74. With “angel:” Ado II, 3, 35.
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