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carriage (5 and 6 not always distinguishable)
1. act of carrying, being carried, conveyance Cym. III. iv. 190 “suspected of Your from the court.”
2. power of, or capacity for, carrying (with quibble on sense 5 or 6) LLL. I. ii. 76, Rom. I. iv. 95.
3. execution, conduct, management Wint. III. i. 17, Troil. II. iii. 141 “The . . . whole of this action.”
4. manner of carrying one's body, bodily deportment 1H4 II. iv. 472 “a cheerful look . . a most noble ”
5. demeanour, behaviour Err. III. ii. 14 “Teach sin the carriage of a holy saint,” LLL. V. ii. 307 “And their rough carriage so ridiculous.”
6. moral conduct LLL. I. ii. 74 (see 2), Tim. III. ii. 89 “his . . . illustrious virtue, And honourable carriage.”
7. burden, load Tp. V. i. 3 “time Goes upright with his carriage,” Wiv. II. ii. 183 “easing me of the carriage.”
8. import, bearing Ham. I. i. 94 “carriage of the article.”
9. vehicle John V. vii. 90; = gun-carriage H5 III. Chor. 26; fig. Compl. 22 “her levell'd eyes their ride.”
10. used for: hanger of a sword Ham. V. ii. 157, &c.
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