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bulk 1 (1 in use 1460-1720; 3 cf. ‘the bulke, bellie, or bodie of a ship’, Cotgr.)
1. trunk, body (of a person) R3 I. iv. 40 “my panting ,” Ham. II. i. 95, Lucr. 467 “her heart . . . Beating her ”
2. huge body Troil. IV. iv. 128 “the great bulk Achilles.”
3. hull of a ship Tw.N. V. i. 59, Troil. I. iii. 37 “shallow bauble boats . . . making their way With those of nobler bulk,” II. iii. 280 (Q and mod. edd. “hulks”).
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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