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flaw sb.1 (1 by some referred to FLAW sb.2)
1. flake of snow 2H4 IV. iv. 35* “as sudden As f-s congealed in the spring of day.”
2. fragment Lr. II. iv. 288* “this heart Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws.”
3. crack, fissure (fig.) Ant. III. x. [xii.] 34 “Observe how Antony becomes his flaw.”
4. defect, blemish LLL. V. ii. 416* “sound, sans crack or flaw.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 3.10
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 3.12
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.4
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