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Pinch, subst. 1) a squeeze with the fingers: Tp. I, 2, 329. IV, 233. Ant. I, 5, 28. V, 2, 298.
2) seizure with the teeth, bite: “not rascal-like to fall down with a p.” H6A IV, 2, 49 (cf. the verb in H6C II, 1, 16).
3) pain, pang: “inward --es,” Tp. V, 77 (remorse). “necessity's sharp p.” Lr. II, 4, 214 (cf. belly-pinched). “there cannot be a p. in death more sharp than this is,” Cymb. I, 1, 130.
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