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Placket, probably a stomacher (according to some a petticoat, or the opening in it): “dread prince of --s,” LLL III, 186. “will they wear their --s where they should bear their faces?” Wint. IV, 4, 245 (the clown's speech; == will they openly show to strangers what they ought to keep for their friends?). “you might have pinched a p., it was senseless,” Wint. IV, 4, 245 “those that war for a p.” Troil. II, 3, 22.* “keep thy hand out of --s,” Lr. III, 4, 100.
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