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O sb. (plural written “Oes,” in mod. edd. “O's”)
1. cipher, mere nothing Lr. I. iv. 214 “thou art an O without a figure.”
2. circle, round spot LLL. V. ii. 45 “O, that your face were not so full of O's” (=smallpox marks), MND. III. ii. 188 “yon fiery oes” (=stars), H5 I. Chor. 13 “this wooden O” (=the Globe Theatre, London), Ant. V. ii. 81 “The little O, the earth.”
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