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eat (there are many exx. of the fig. sense ‘devour’)
1. phrases: “ the air,” be ‘fed’ upon promises 2H4 I. iii. 28, Ham. III. ii. 99; “ iron, a sword,” be stabbed Ado IV. i. 279, 2H6 IV. x. 31, Troil. II. iii. 231.
2. to make a way “into” (a thing) by gnawing or corrosion Troil. III. iii. 136, Lucr. 755.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.10
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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