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Prune, vb. to trim; applied to trees, == to lop superfluous branches: Err. II, 2, 181. As II, 3, 63. To persons, == to dress up: “or spend a minute's time in --ing me,” LLL IV, 3, 183. To birds, == to pick out damaged feathers and arrange the plumage with the bill: “which makes him p. himself and bristle up the crest of youth,” H4A I, 1, 98. “his royal bird -- s the immortal wing,” Cymb. V, 4, 118.
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