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breech'd “with gore—Their daggers Unmannerly,” MACBETH, ii. 3. 115. Here breech'd has drawn forth a variety of explanations from the commentators; and Dr. Latham in his recent edition of Johnson's Dict. queries if it means“sheath'd.” After all, probably Douce is right when he suggests “that the expression, though in itself something unmannerly, simply means covered as with breeches.

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