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Velvet, silk covered on the outside with a short shag or nap: Compl. 94. Meas. I, 2, 31. Meas. I, 2, 31 Meas. I, 2, 31 Meas. I, 2, 31 All's IV, 5, 100. All's IV, 5, 100 All's IV, 5, 100 H4A II, 2, 2.
Adjectively: “a v. dish,” Shr. IV, 3, 65. “a v. hose,” V, 1, 69. “my branched v. gown,” Tw. II, 5, 54. “v. coat,” Wint. I, 2, 156. “v. guards,” H4A III, 1, 261 (trimmings of velvet being a city fashion in the poet's time).* == soft, delicate: “the v. leaves,” Pilgr. 231. LLL IV, 3, 105. “a v. brow,” III, 198. “his v. friends,” As II, 1, 50.* “v. buds,” H5 I, 2, 194.
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