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Plant, subst. 1) a vegetable, particularly one bearing edible fruit: sappy --s (are made) “to bear,” Ven. 165. “when I perceive that men as --s increase,” Sonn. 15, 5. “his --s in others' orchards grew,” Compl. 171. “green --s bring not forth their dye,” Pilgr. 283. “trees did grow, and --s did spring,” Pilgr. 283 “--s with goodly burthen bowing,” Tp. IV, 113. “such barren --s are set before us,” LLL IV, 2, 29. “abuses our young --s with carving Rosalind on their barks,” As III, 2, 378. “the --s thou graft'st may never grow,” R2 III, 4, 101. “amongst a grove the very straightest p.” H4A I, 1, 82. “his love was an eternal p. whereof the root was fixed in virtue's ground,” H6C III, 3, 124. “how sweet a p. have you untimely cropped,” V, 5, 62. “her royal stock graft with ignoble --s,” R3 III, 7, 127. “old withered --s,” IV, 4, 394. “to his music --s and flowers ever sprung,” H8 III, 1, 6. “he watered his new --s with dews of flattery,” Cor. V, 6, 23. “the grace that lies in herbs, --s, stones,” Rom. II, 3, 16. “the canker death eats up that p.” Rom. II, 3, 16 “how dare the --s look up to heaven,” Per. I, 2, 55.
2) the sole of the foot: “some o' their --s are ill-rooted already,” Ant. II, 7, 2 (quibbling).
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