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Set, subst. 1) a number of things suited to each other and making a whole: “take you the lute, and you the s. of books,” Shr. II, 107. “a s. of beads,” R2 III, 3, 147. “he'll watch the horologe a double s.” Oth. II, 3, 135 (twice through the twelve hours).
2) a game, a match, a bout: “a s. of wit well played,” LLL V, 2, 29. “shall I now give o'er the yielded s.?” John V, 2, 107. “we will in France play a s. shall strike his father's crown into the hazard,” H5 I, 2, 262. “as sure a card as ever won the s.” Tit. V, 1, 100.
3) the descent of the sun below the horizon: “from the rise to s.” H5 IV, 1, 289. “the sun hath made a golden s.” R3 V, 3, 19. “ere the s. of sun,” Mcb. I, 1, 5.
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