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heel sb.: in phr. referring to (1) flight or speed Err. I. ii. 94 “I'll take my h-s,” Mer.V. II. ii. 32 “my h-s are at your commandment,” AYL. III. ii. 295 “You have a nimble wit: I think 'twas made of Atalanta's h-s,” 1H4 II. iv. 52 “show it a fair pair of h-s,” Mac. I. ii. 30 “to trust their h-s” ; (2) punishment in the stocks All'sW. IV. iii. 119 “his h-s have deserved it,” 2H4 I. ii. 142 “To punish you by the h-s;—out at h-s,” in unfortunate or decayed circumstances, in trouble or distress Wiv. I. iii. 32, Lr. II. ii. 164.
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