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fret vb.2: to adorn (a ceiling) with carved or embossed work in decorative patterns Cym. II. iv. 88 “The roof o' the chamber With golden cherubins is fretted” ; fig. Ham. II. ii. 320 [313]; to chequer Cæs. II. i. 104 “yon grey lines That fret the clouds.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 2.4
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