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a3 (worn-down form of ‘of’ and ‘on’, freq. in Ff and Qq and retained in a few places in mod. edd., but usually altered to “o', of,” or “on”)
1. = of Ado III. ii. 42 “a mornings.” (Cf. A-DAYS, ANIGHT.)
2. = on H5 IV. iii. 42 “a tip-toe.” (Cf. A-HEIGHT, A-HIGH.)
3. = in All'sW. II. i. 27 “kept a coil.” (Cf. A-PIECES.)
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