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Sinew, subst. tendon: Tp. III, 1, 26. IV, 260. H5 III, 1, 7. H6A III, 1, 193. Troil. IV, 5, 126. V, 3, 33. Hml. I, 5, 94. III, 3, 71. “Orpheus' lute was strung with poets' --s,” Gent. III, 2, 78; cf. “unless the fiddler Apollo get his --s to make catlings on,” Troil. III, 3, 305. Considered as the seat of strength, and hence == strength: “the portion and s. of her fortune, her marriage-dowry,” Meas. III, 1, 230. “we break the --s of our plot,” Tw. II, 5, 83. “knit your --s to the strength of mine,” John V, 2, 63. “who with them was a rated s. too,” H4A IV, 4, 17.* H5 I, 2, 223. II, 2, 36. H6A II, 3, 63. H6C II, 3, 4. Troil. I, 3, 136. Troil. I, 3, 136 II, 1, 109. III, 1, 166. V, 8, 12. Cor. V, 6, 45. Caes. I, 2, 108.
Confounded with nerve: “a second fear through all her --s spread,” Ven. 903. “this rest might yet have balmed thy broken --s,” Lr. III, 6, 105 (but perhaps == strength. M. Edd. senses) O. Edd. often sinnow.
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