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everlasting (1 cf. Gent. V. iv. 81; 2 cf. ‘I would . . . get mee an euerlasting robe, . . . and turne Serieant,’ Fletcher ‘Woman Hater’ IV. ii.)
1. “the Everlasting,” God, Ham. I. ii. 131.
2. material used in 16th-17th cent. for the dress of sergeants and catchpoles, app. identical with ‘durance’ Err. IV. ii. 33 “ garment” =‘robe of DURANCE’, the sergeant's buff jerkin.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 4.2
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