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Palpable, such as might be touched and handled: in form as p. as this (dagger) “which now I draw,” Mcb. II, 1, 40. Hence == obvious, manifest: (lies) “gross as a mountain, open, p.” H4A II, 4, 250. “this p. device,” R3 III, 6, 11. “a very p. hit,” Hml. V, 2, 292. “'tis probable and p. to thinking,” Oth. I, 2, 76.
Adverbially: “this p. gross play,” Mids. V, 374, i. e. so gross, that it requires no judgment to perceive its grossness (some M. Edd. palpable-gross).
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