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Weed, subst. a useless or noxious herb: “they bid thee crop a w., thou pluckest a flower,” Ven. 946. “no grass, herb, leaf or w.” Ven. 946 “the basest w. outbraves his dignity,” Sonn. 94, 12. H5 IV, 1, 11. H8 V, 1, 52. Hml. I, 5, 32. Oth. IV, 2, 67. Plur. “--s:” Lucr. 281. Lucr. 281 Sonn. 69, 12. 94, 14. 124, 4. Tp. IV, 1, 21. R2 III, 4, 38. R2 III, 4, 38 H4B IV, 4, 54. H6B III, 1, 31. H6C II, 6, 21. R3 II, 4, 13 “(small herbs have grace, great --s do grow apace).” R3 II, 4, 13 III, 1, 103. Cor. II, 2, 109 (as --s before a vessel under sail; i. e. water-plants). Rom. II, 3, 8. Mcb. V, 2, 30. Hml. III, 2, 268. III, 4, 151. IV, 7, 173. Lr. IV, 4, 3. Lr. IV, 4, 3 Ant. I, 2, 113. Cymb. IV, 2, 390. Peculiar passage: “the needful bits and curbs to headstrong --s,” Meas. I, 3, 20 (Collier: 'weed is a term still commonly applied to an ill-conditioned horse.' Emendations proposed: steeds or wills).
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