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O', abbreviation of the prepositions of and on (often substituted by M. Edd. for a of O. Edd.; cf. A); 1) == of (o' the making one syllable and mostly spelt o' th', even before consonants): “to think o' the teen,” Tp. I, 2, 64. “in lieu o' the premises,” Tp. I, 2, 64 “the precursors o' the dreadful thunder-claps,” Tp. I, 2, 64 “the rest o' the fleet,” Tp. I, 2, 64 Tp. I, 2, 64 “what is the time o'the day?” Tp. I, 2, 64 “a nymph o' the sea,” Tp. I, 2, 64 “showed thee all the qualities o'the isle,” Tp. I, 2, 64 “some god o' the island,” Tp. I, 2, 64 “all corners else o' the earth,” Tp. I, 2, 64 “cat o' mountain,” IV, 262 (in Wiv. II, 2, 27 cat a mountain). “light o' love,” Gent. I, 2, 83 (in Ado III, 4, 44 light a love). “what time o' day,” As III, 2, 318. “she'll none o' the count,” Tw. I, 3, 115. “a fellow o' the strangest mind,” Tw. I, 3, 115 “no more o' that,” I, 5, 32. “what kind o' man,” I, 5, 32 “for the love o' God,” II, 3, 92. “out o' tune,” II, 3, 92 “what o' that?” II, 3, 92 “out o' favour,” II, 5, 9. “will you make an ass o' me?” III, 2, 14. “a jar o' the clock,” Wint. I, 2, 43. “o' the two,” Wint. I, 2, 43 “to the blood o' the prince,” Wint. I, 2, 43 “out o' door,” II, 3, 67. “rid o' the business,” III, 3, 14. “at the turning o' the tide,” H5 II, 3, 14. “a man o' the church,” H6B I, 1, 186. “the base o' the mount,” Tim. I, 1, 64. “the shores o' the haven,” Cymb. I, 3, 1 etc. etc.
2) == on: “a box o' the ear,” Meas. II, 1, 189. “clapped him o' the shoulder,” As IV, 1, 48. “he plays o' the violde-gamboys,” Tw. I, 3, 26. “till his brains turn o' the toe,” Tw. I, 3, 26 “let him sit o' my coz,” I, 5, 143. “a blow o' the lips,” II, 5, 76. “set thy foot o' my neck,” II, 5, 76 “o' the windy side of the law,” III, 4, 181. “her face o' fire with labour,” Wint. IV, 4, 60. “looked he o'the inside of the paper?” H8 III, 2, 78. “fare o' the trumpets' sound,” Tim. III, 6, 37. “o' both sides,” Lr. I, 4, 205. “o' the floor,” Cymb. IV, 2, 212 etc. “a pox o' your throat,” Tp. I, 1, 43. II, 1, 77. III, 2, 87. Meas. IV, 3, 26. “a plague o' this pickle-herring,” Tw. I, 5, 128. “o' my conscience,” H8 II, 1, 50. III, 1, 30. “o' my life,” Wiv. I, 1, 40. “o' my troth,” Tp. II, 2, 36. LLL IV, 1, 144 etc.
3) Used uncertain for what prepositions: “o' God's name,” R2 III, 3, 146. “o' nights,” H4B II, 1, 83. “o' mornings,” Cymb. II, 3, 13. “send o'the instant,” Tim. II, 2, 207. “to general filths convert o' the instant,” IV, 1, 7. “looked o' this fashion,” Hml. V, 1, 218 (Qq a). “it went o' the backside the town,” Cymb. I, 2, 14.
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