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beldam a grandmother: “the old beldam earth,” 1 HENRY IV., iii. 1. 32 (where, in the next line but one, is Our grandam earth, as synonymous); “To show the beldam daughters of her daughter,” THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, 953 ; “Old men and beldams” KING JOHN, iv. 2. 185. (old women).

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    • William Shakespeare, King John, 4.2
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