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bore sb. (2 metaphor from a gun)
1. small hole Cor. IV. vi. 88 (see AUGER), Cym. III. ii. 58 “the bores of hearing” (=the ears).
2. calibre (fig.) Ham. IV. vi. 28 “too light for the bore of the matter.”
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