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Wound, subst. (rhyming to “ground,” R2 III, 2, 139; the verb to sound, Per. R2 III, 2, 139) a hurt consisting in a breach of the skin and flesh of an animal body: Ven. 915. Ven. 915 Ven. 915 Ven. 915 Lucr. 1116. Lucr. 1116 Sonn. 34, 8. Pilgr. 129. Mids. II, 2, 101. Merch. III, 2, 268. IV, 1, 258. John II, 418. V, 2, 14. R2 III, 2, 139. III, 3, 44 etc. “a green w.” H4B II, 1, 106. H5 V, 1, 44. “to give a w.” Lucr. 1488. Lucr. 1488 Sonn. 133, 2. H6A II, 5, 110. III, 3, 50. Troil. III, 3, 229. Caes. II, 1, 300. Cymb. V, 1, 21. “to make a w.” Lucr. 1201. As III, 5, 20. As III, 5, 20 R2 IV, 279. R3 I, 2, 11. Tim. III, 5, 66. “to lend --s,” H6A I, 1, 87. to have (== to receive) “a w.” H5 IV, 3, 48. (== to have received, to bear on one's body: Cor. II, 3, 174). “to receive a w.” Cor. II, 3, 113. “to take a w.” H4A I, 3, 97. Cymb. III, 4, 117. “to bind up a w.” As IV, 3, 151. R3 V, 3, 177.
Figuratively, any hurt or pain: “bearing away the w. that never healeth,” Lucr. 731. “that deep w. it gives my friend and me,” Sonn. 133, 2. “the private w. is deepest,” Gent. V, 4, 71. “show me the very w. of this ill news,” John V, 6, 21. “the long-grown --s of my intemperance,” H4A III, 2, 156. “civil --s are stopped,” R3 V, 5, 40. “the w. of peace is surety,” Troil. II, 2, 14. Especially applied to the pangs of love: Ven. 370. Gent. I, 2, 115. Mids. II, 1, 167. As II, 4, 44. III, 5, 30 etc.
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