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Trench, subst. a ditch cut and earth thrown up for defence; used only in the plural: “of --es, tents,” H4A II, 3, 54. “retire into your --es,” H6A I, 5, 33. Cor. I, 4, 42. I, 6, 12. I, 6, 12 Figuratively, == wrinkles, furrows: “when forty winters shall besiege thy brow and dig deep --es in thy beauty's field,” Sonn. 2, 2. “these --es made by grief and care,” Tit. V, 2, 23.
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