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wearing: - whelk'd†:
1. usage, custom, fashion, e.g. Meas. IV. ii. 138 “it was ever his to do so” ; Ham. I. iv. 15 “to the born” destined by birth to be subject to the custom in question.
2. pl. moral character, morals Mer.V. II. iii. 19 “though I am a daughter to his blood, I am not to his m-s,” H5 I. ii. 49 “some dishonest m-s of their life,” Ham. I. iv. 30 “plausive m-s,” Lucr. 1397 “Their face their manners . . . told.”
3. pl. good way of living 1H4 III. i. 183.