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Sweat, subst. the moisture excreted from the skin: Lucr. 396 (cf. the verb in Ven. 25). Ven. 25 As III, 2, 58. Shr. I, 2, 203. H4A II, 3, 61. H4A II, 3, 61. Tit. II, 3, 212. Hml. III, 4, 92. Ant. I, 4, 21. Emblem of toil and labour: “without s. or endeavour,” Tp. II, 1, 160. “the ploughman lost his s.” Mids. II, 1, 94. “saved your husband so much s.” Cor. IV, 1, 19. “the s. of industry would dry and die, but for the end it works to,” Cymb. III, 6, 31. Considered as the chief specific in the venereal disease: “what with the war, what with the s., . . . I am custom-shrunk,” Meas. I, 2, 84. “Falstaff shall die of a s.” H4B V, 5, 147. Used of blood, metaphorically: “drops bloody s. from his war-wearied limbs,” H6A IV, 4, 18.
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