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Prodigious, portentous: “nor mark p., such as are despised in nativity,” Mids. V, 419. “crooked, swart, p., patched with foul moles,” John III, 1, 46. “if ever he have child, abortive be it, p. and untimely brought to light,” R3 I, 2, 22. “when he performs, astronomers foretell it; it is p., there will come some change,” Troil. V, 1, 100. “p. birth of love it is to me,” Rom. I, 5, 142. “yet p. grown and fearful, as these strange eruptions are,” Caes. I, 3, 77. Misapplied by Launce for “prodigal:” Gent. II, 3, 4.
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