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Stray, vb. 1) intr. to wander from a direct course or from company: Ven. 234. Tp. I, 2, 417. III, 3, 9. Gent. I, 1, 74. II, 7, 31. Mids. V, 409. Merch. II, 7, 35. V, 30. R2 I, 3, 206. H6B III, 1, 211. H6C III, 2, 176. Troil. V, 5, 24 (Ff --ing, == straggling; Qq and M. Edd. strawy). Tit. III, 1, 88. V, 1, 20. Ant. IV, 14, 47. Metaphorically: “love is . . . skipping and vain, . . . full of --ing shapes, . . . varying in subjects,” LLL V, 2, 773 (--ing monosyll., like many similar participles; M. Edd. stray or strange). In a moral sense, == to go astray, to deviate from the right: Sonn. 41, 10. H8 V, 3, 64. Lr. I, 1, 172 (Ff --ed, Qq strained). Per. I, 1, 104.
2) tr. to mislead: “hath not else his eye --ed his affection in unlawful love?” Err. V, 51.
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