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Saucy, 1) pungent, full of salt: there's vinegar and pepper in it (the letter). “Is't so s.?” Tw. III, 4, 159 (punning).
2) petulant, wanton, lascivious: “to remit their s. sweetness that do coin heaven's image in stamps that are forbid,” Meas. II, 4, 45. “O strange men, that can such sweet use make of what they hate, when s. trusting of the cozened thoughts defiles the pitchy night,” All's IV, 4, 23. But in both passages the word may be understood in its third and stronger sense.
3) impudent, insolent: Sonn 80, 7. 128, 13. Gent. I, 2, 92. Meas. V, 135. LLL I, 1, 85. Mids. V, 103. As III, 2, 314. Tw. I, 5, 209. John II, 404. H4B II, 4, 139. H6A III, 1, 45. III, 4, 33. H6B IV, 10, 38. H8 IV, 2, 100. Troil. I, 3, 42. Tit. II, 3, 60. Rom. I, 5, 85. II, 4, 153. Caes. I, 1, 21. IV, 3, 134. Mcb. III, 4, 25 (bound in to s. doubts and fears; i. e. unbounded, extravagant; a very expressive oxymoron).* III, 5, 3. Oth. I, 1, 129. Ant. IV, 14, 25. V, 2, 214. Cymb. I, 6, 151. III, 4, 161. V, 5, 325. Followed by with: “s. with lords,” All's II, 3, 278. “the world, too s. with the gods,” Caes. I, 3, 12. “so s. with the hand of she here,” Ant. III, 13, 98.
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