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blast (3 metaphor from the testing of cannon)
1. to ‘split’ (the ears) with a din Ant. IV. viii. 36.
2. to wither or fall under a blight Gent. I. i. 48 “blasting in the bud,” Lucr. 49.
3. to burst Ham. IV. vii. 154 “If this should blast in proof.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 4.8
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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