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bottom sb. (freq. in the ordinary sense, and fig. = ‘depths’)
1. low-lying land, valley AYL. IV. iii. 80 “down in the neighbour bottom,” 1H4 III. i. 106 “so rich a ”
2. ship, vessel (orig. the keel or hull) Mer.V. I. i. 42 “My ventures are not in one bottom trusted,” Tw.N. V. i. 61, John II. i. 73, H5 III. Chor. 12.
3. ball of thread Shr. IV. iii. 137 “ of brown thread.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 3.prologue
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
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