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choler (orig.=bile, one of the ‘humours’; 1 cf. ‘These thynges folowyng do purge color: Fumytory, Centory, wormewod . . . Reuberbe’, Andrew Borde's ‘Dyetary’, (1542)
1. bilious disorder R2 I. i. 153 “Let's purge this choler,” Ham. III. ii. 320: in both passages with quibble on sense 2
2. anger (freq.); with a pun on ‘collar’ 1H4 II. iv. 361, Rom. I. i. 4.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 2.4
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