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Volume, 1) as much printed or written paper as is folded and bound together and forms a whole book “--s of report run with these false quests,” Meas. IV, 1, 61. “I am for whole --s in folio,” LLL I, 2, 191. “the hand of time shall draw this brief into as huge a v.” John II, 103. “a v. of farewells,” R2 I, 4, 18. “would make a v. of enticing lines,” H6A V, 5, 14. “will bear the knave by the v.” Cor. III, 3, 33 (will bear a whole book full of insults).
2) a book: “furnished me from mine own library with --s,” Tp. I, 2, 167. “this man's brow, like to a title-leaf, foretells the nature of a tragic v.” H4B I, 1, 61. “such indexes, although small pricks to their subsequent --s,” Troil. I, 3, 344. “read o'er the v. of young Paris' face,” Rom. I, 3, 81. Rom. I, 3, 81 “threescore and ten I can remember well, within the v. of which time I have seen hours dreadful,” Mcb. II, 4, 2. “thy commandment all alone shall live within the book and v. of my brain,” Hml. I, 5, 103. “i'the world's v. our Britain seems as off it, but not in it,” Cymb. III, 4, 140. “to place upon the v. of your deeds, as in a title-page, your worth in arms,” Per. II, 3, 3.
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