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branch (1 peculiar to S.; in AYL. IV. ii. 5 there is a ref. to the palm-branch and to the division of a deer's horn called a ‘branch’)
1. pl. applied to the human hands Tit. II. iv. 18 “made thy body bare Of her two branches.”
2. division, section, part Err. V. i. 106 “a branch and parcel of mine oath,” Mer.V. II. ii. 68 “branches of learning,” Ham. V. i. 12, Cym. V. v. 384.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 5.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.2
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