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Troop, subst. 1) a number of people, a company: “to whose weak ruins muster --s of cares,” Lucr. 720. “to this t. come thou not near,” Phoen. 8. “in --s I have dispersed them 'bout the isle,” Tp. I, 2, 220. “her t. of fairies,” Wiv. V, 3, 12. “a huge infectious t. of pale distemperatures,” Err. V, 81. “a jolly t. of huntsmen,” John II, 321. “is not the Lady Constance in this t.?” John II, 321 R2 IV, 231. H6C II, 1, 13 “(in the thickest t.).” R3 III, 7, 85. H8 I, 4, 53. III, 2, 412. IV, 2, 87. V, 4, 89. Troil. IV, 5, 64. Cor. I, 1, 208. Mcb. V, 3, 25. Oth. I, 2, 54. == retinue: “with --s of ladies,” H6B I, 3, 80. “where be the thronging --s that followed thee?” R3 IV, 4, 96. “unfurnished of her well beseeming t.” Tit. II, 3, 56. “your populous --s,” Ant. III, 6, 50. “Dido and her Aeneas shall want --s,” IV, 14, 53.
2) a body of soldiers: “the t. is past,” All's III, 5, 96. “with a t. of Florentines,” III, 6, 23. “having full scarce six thousand in his t.” H6A I, 1, 112. amongst the --s “of armed men,” II, 2, 24. “unite your --s of horsemen with his bands of foot,” IV, 1, 165. “two mightier --s,” IV, 3, 7. “a t. of kerns,” H6B III, 1, 361. “they have --s of soldiers,” H6C I, 1, 68. “some --s pursue the queen,” II, 6, 33. “with a puissant t.” V, 1, 6. “from t. to t.” R3 V, 3, 70. “whether yon --s are friend or enemy,” Caes. V, 3, 16. Caes. V, 3, 16 “a t. of horse,” Lr. IV, 6, 189. “the plumed t.” Oth. III, 3, 349 (Ff --s). Plur. --s == army: All's III, 5, 43. IV, 3, 152. John V, 2, 133. H4B Ind. John V, 2, 133 H6A I, 5, 2. H6A I, 5, 2 III, 3, 32. H6C II, 3, 49. IV, 8, 4. Tit. V, 1, 20. Tim. III, 5, 115. Lr. IV, 5, 16. Cymb. V, 2, 14.
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