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Spice, subst. an aromatic vegetable substance used for seasoning: Wint. IV, 3, 128. Plur. “--s:” Merch. I, 1, 33. Wint. IV, 3, 125. Rom. IV, 4, 1. Per. III, 1, 66. III, 2, 66. Figuratively: “thy by-gone fooleries were but --s of it,” Wint. III, 2, 185 (served only to season it, to give it a zest). “for all this s. of your hypocrisy,” H8 II, 3, 26 (taste, tincture). “the s. and salt that season a man,” Troil. I, 2, 277. “he hath --s of them all, not all,” Cor. IV, 7, 46.
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