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Stamp, subst. 1) the act of striking the foot forcibly downward: “at our s. here o'er and o'er one falls,” Mids. III, 2, 25.
2) an instrument by which an impression is made: “to seek anew some fresher s. of the time-bettering days,” Sonn. 82, 8. “coin heaven's image in --s that are forbid,” Meas. II, 4, 46. “his sword, death's s., where it did mark, it took,” Cor. II, 2, 111.
3) a mark imprinted, an impression: hath upon him still that natural s. (a mole) Cymb. V, 5, 366. Figuratively, == visible character: “without the s. of merit,” Merch. II, 9, 39. “not a soldier of this season's s. should go so general current,” H4A IV, 1, 4. “your fire-new s. of honour is scarce current,” R3 I, 3, 256. “the s. of nobleness,” H8 III, 2, 12. he has the s. of “Marcius,” Cor. I, 6, 23. “carrying the s. of one defect,” Hml. I, 4, 31. “change the s. of nature,” III, 4, 168.
4) that which is marked with an impression: “the empress sends it thee, thy s., thy seal,” Tit. IV, 2, 70 (i. e. a child. cf. the verb in Cymb. II, 5, 5.). Especially == coin: “--s in gold or sums in sealed bags,” Wiv. III, 4, 16. “hanging a golden s. about their necks,” Mcb. IV, 3, 153 (the coin called angel). “'tween man and man they weigh not every s.” Cymb. V, 4, 24.
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