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Sledded, probably == having a sled or sledge, i. e. a heavy hammer, to it, or similar to a heavy hammer: such was the very armour he had on when he the ambitious Norway combated; so frowned he once, when in an angry parle he smote the s. pollax (or “poleaxe) on the ice,” Hml. I, 1, 63 (Qq sleaded. Hamlet, provoked to anger in a conference with the king of Norway, struck the ice with his pole-axe as with a mighty hammer.* Almost all M. Edd. the sledded Polacks, i. e. Polanders conveyed on sledges, whom Hamlet is supposed to have fought and defeated on a field of ice. But the whole scene is evidently taken from a war against Norway, where ice-fields may be expected; besides, he smote the Polacks cannot well be == he beat or defeated the Polacks, but only == he struck them).
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