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distrain to seize (with no reference to rent or debt): “distrain the one, distain the other,” RICHARD III., v. 3. 322 ; ( “restrain,” Cambridge ) “My father's goods are all distrain'd,” RICHARD II., ii. 3. 131 ; “Hath here distrain'd the Tower to his use,” 1 HENRY VI., i. 3. 61.

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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.3
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