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Signal, subst. 1) sign, token: “in s. of my love to thee will I wear this rose,” H6A II, 4, 121. “hold up thy hand, make s. of thy hope,” H6B III, 3, 28. “the sun . . . gives s. of a goodly day to-morrow,” R3 V, 3, 21 (cf. Sign 2c). “giving full trophy, s. and ostent quite from himself to God,” H5 V Chor. 21 (== the symbol of victory. cf. Sign 2b).
2) notice given by a sign at a distance, especially in war: John II, 265. R2 I, 3, 116. H6C II, 2, 100. V, 4, 72. V, 4, 72 Rom. V, 3, 8. Caes. V, 1, 26.
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