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heap sb. (3 a late ex. of this sense; cf. Coverdale, Ezekiel xxxviii. 22 ‘vpon him and all his heape’)
1. phr. “on heaps, on a heap,” in a fallen or prostrate mass, prostrate, in ruins H5 V. ii. 39 “all her husbandry doth lie on h-s,” Tit. II. iii. 223 “Lord Bassianus lies . . . All on a ,” Tim. IV. iii. 101 “laid proud Athens on a heap.”
2. mass AYL. I ii. 74 “the great of your knowledge,” 2H6 V. i. 157 “Hence, of wrath,” Tim. V. i. 157 “such h-s and sums of love and wealth,” Per. I. i. 33 “all thy whole heap must die.”
3. great company or body R3 II. i. 53 “Among this princely ” ; phr. “on h-s, upon a ,” in a body H5 IV. v. 18, Troil. III. ii. 27, Cæs. I. iii. 23.
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