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Shear (impf. shore, partic. shorn. Partic. shore used by Thisbe, for the sake of the rhyme, in Mids. V, 347) to cut with shears or scissors: “before the golden tresses were shorn away,” Sonn. 68, 6. “have shore with shears his thread of silk,” Mids. V, 347. “pure grief shore his old thread in twain,” Oth. V, 2, 206. Used for the cutting of wool from sheep: As II, 4, 79. Wint. IV, 3, 35. H6C II, 5, 37. --ing, substantively: Wint. IV, 4, 77.
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