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button (1 the origin of the phrases is doubtful)
1. “'tis in his buttons,” he has fortune at his command, is sure to succeed Wiv. III. ii. 74; “butcher of a silk button,” expert fencer Rom. II. iv. 25.
2. knob on the top of a cap Ham. II. ii. 237 “On Fortune's cap we are not the very button.”
3. bud Ham I. iii. 40 “before their buttons be disclos'”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.3
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