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fulsome (1 a S. use; the rest are obs.)
1. (?) lustful Mer.V. I. iii. 87 “fulsome ewes.”
2. cloying, wearisome Tw.N. V. i. 113 “ to mine ear.”
3. offensive to the senses, physically disgusting John III. iv. 32 “ dust,” R3 V. iii. 133 “fulsome wine.”
4. morally foul, filthy Oth. IV. i. 37.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (3):
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
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