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Stem, subst. 1) stalk; branch: “two lovely berries moulded on one s.” Mids. III, 2, 211. “this is a s. of that victorious stock,” H5 II, 4, 62. “sweet s. from York's great stock,” H6A II, 5, 41.
2) the forepart of a ship: “fell below his s.” Cor. II, 2, 111. “they skip from s. to stern,” Per. IV, 1, 64.
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