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margent (‘margin’ is not a S. word)
1. edge, border, brink MND. II. i. 85 “the beached of the sea,” Compl. 39.
2. margin of a page of a book; hence, commentary (from the fact that the margin is used for a commentary on the text) Ham. V. ii. 162; esp. of the eyes as ‘illuminating’ the countenance LLL. II. i. 244, Rom. I. iii. 86 “written in the of his eyes,” Lucr. 102.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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