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Rupture, 1) a breach, a gap, an injury: “it is a r. that you may easily heal,” Meas. III, 1, 244. 2) breaking (of the sea): “spite of all the r. of the sea, this jewel holds his building on my arm,” Per. II, 1, 161. 3) hernia: “the guts-griping --s,” Troil. V, 1, 22. Substituted for rapture by M. Edd. in Cor. II, 1, 223.
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