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Strew (spelling of O. Edd.) or Strow (rhyming to dew in Rom. V, 3, 12; to so in Cymb. IV, 2, 287. Impf. --ed in Per. I, 4, 23, a rather doubtful passage; partic. strewn in Tw. II, 4, 61; everywhere else strewed) 1) to scatter, to spread by scattering: “rushes --ed,” Shr. IV, 1, 48. “not a flower on my coffin let there be --n,” Tw II, 4, 61. “has --ed repentant ashes on his head,” John IV, 1, 111. R3 I, 3, 242. Cor. V, 5, 3. Caes. I, 1, 55. Cymb. III, 6, 50. IV, 2, 287. Per. I, 4, 23 (?). Metaphorically: “s. good luck on every sacred room,” Wiv. V, 5, 61. “so I have --ed it in the common ear,” Meas. I, 3, 15. “she may s. dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds,” Hml. IV, 5, 14. “smooth success be --ed before your feet,” Ant. I, 3, 101.
2) to spread by being scattered over, to cover with things scattered: “--ing her way with flowers,” LLL IV, 3, 380. “whose delay is --ed with sweets,” All's II, 4, 45. “to s. him o'er and o'er,” Wint. IV, 4, 129. John I, 216. R2 I, 3, 289. V, 2, 47. H8 IV, 2, 168. Troil. IV, 5, 166. Rom. V, 3, 12. Rom. V, 3, 12 Rom. V, 3, 12 Rom. V, 3, 12 Hml. V, 1, 269. Cymb. IV, 2, 390. Per. IV, 1, 15.
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