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bore “of the matter—Much too light for the,” HAMLET, iv. 6. 22. “The bore is the caliber of a gun, or the capacity of the barrel. ‘The matter (says Hamlet) would carry heavier words’” (JOHNSON) .

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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.6
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