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Spot, vb. 1) to mark with a colour different from the ground; only in the partic. --ed: “--ed snakes,” Mids. II, 2, 9. “--ed livers,” Troil. V, 3, 18. “the --ed die,” Tim. V, 4, 34. “a handkerchief --ed with strawberries,” Oth. III, 3, 435.*
2) to stain, to taint: Lucr. 196. Lucr. 196 Lucr. 196 Sonn. 95, 3. Wint. I, 2, 328. R3 I, 3, 283. Oth. V, 1, 36. --ed == polluted, guilty: “this --ed and inconstant man,” Mids. I, 1, 110. “their --ed souls,” R2 III, 2, 134. “--ed, detested and abominable,” Tit. II, 3, 74. “let die the --ed,” Tim. V, 4, 35. cf. Toad-spotted.
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