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Trifle, subst. a thing of no moment: Ven. 1023. Sonn. 48, 2. Sonn. 48, 2 Tp. II, 2, 8. Wiv. II, 1, 46. Wiv. II, 1, 46 Merch. II, 2, 170 “(a small t. of wives).” IV, 1, 430. All's II, 2, 36. Wint. IV, 3, 26. IV, 4, 368. V, 1, 222. V, 1, 222 H4A II, 4, 121. III, 3, 119. H6A IV, 1, 150. R3 III, 7, 9. Tim. I, 2, 213. III, 2, 24. Mcb. I, 3, 125. I, 4, 11. Lr. I, 3, 7. V, 3, 295. Oth. III, 3, 322. V, 2, 228. Ant. V, 2, 165. Cymb. I, 1, 120. I, 4, 88. Per. II, 3, 92. to make --s of == to make light of: All's II, 3, 4. Wint. II, 3, 62.
Sometimes == a toy, a pleasing bawble: “some enchanted t. to abuse me,” Tp. V, 112. “knacks, --s, nosegays,” Mids. I, 1, 34. “to fetch me --s,” II, 1, 133. cf. Ant. V, 2, 165 and Cymb. I, 1, 120.
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