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fall sb. (of the following less frequent S. uses, 1 and 2 are only S., 3 and 4 are obs.)
1. shedding (of blood) H5 I. ii. 25.
2. downward stroke (of a sword) R3 V. iii. 112 “a heavy ,” Oth. II. iii. 236 “the clink and of swords.”
3. ebb of the tide; phrase “at ,” at a low ebb Tim. II. ii. 215.
4. musical cadence Tw.N. I. i. 4 “a dying fall.”
5. bout at wrestling AYL. I. ii. 219 “You shall try but one fall.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (3):
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 1.1
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