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Strait, subst. 1) a narrow passage: “the tide . . . boundeth . . . back to the s. that forced him on so fast,” Lucr. 1670. “honour travels in a s. so narrow, where one but goes abreast,” Troil. III, 3, 154.
2) difficulty, distress: “I know into what --s of fortune she is driven,” As V, 2, 71.
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