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course sb. (obs. or special uses are)
1. current, freq. of a river; of air 2H4 IV. v. 149 “found no of breath within your majesty; of the sun,” a year H8 II. iii. 6, Sonn. lix. 6; so “yearly ,” John III. i. 81.
2. customary procedure, habit Meas. III. ii. 244, Troil. I. iii. 9, Ham. III. iii. 83 “in our circumstance and of thought” ; esp. pl. habits, way of life, goings-on Meas. II. i. 201, H5 I. i. 24, Oth. IV. i. 290.
3. regular order or process Ado V. iv. 6 “the true of all the question,” John I. i. 113 “the of time,” H5 v. Chor. 4, Lr. III. vii. 101 “the old of death” (=natural death), Oth. I. ii. 86; “in ”=in due course, as a matter of course Meas. III. i. 260.
4. line of action, method of procedure (freq.) Tp. II. i. 295, Lr. I. iii. 27 “To hold my very course” (=‘to take the same course as I do’).
5. point of the compass Tp. I. i. 55* “Set her two c-s off to sea again”; some place a colon at “c-s,” which is then taken=‘sails’.
6. in bear-baiting, one of a succession of attacks Mac. V. vii. 2 “bear-like I must fight the ,” Lr. III. vii. 54.
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