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course — “bear-like I must fight the,” MACBETH, v. 7. 2 ; “I must stand the course,” KING LEAR, iii. 7. 53. Phrases “taken from bear-baiting. So in The Antipodes by Brome, 1638, ‘Also you shall see two ten-dog courses at the great bear’” (STEEVENS) .

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