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moon (occurs six times in the sense ‘month’)
1. phr. “moon's men, minions of the moon,” ‘nightwalkers’, robbers by night 1H4 I. ii. 35; “go by the ,” be a ‘night-walker’ I. ii. 15; “under” or “beneath the ,” on earth Ham. IV. vii. 145, Lr. IV. vi. 27, Ant. IV. xiii. [xv.] 68; “below the ,” earthly H8 III. ii. 135.
2. typifying a place impossible to reach 2H6 III. i. 158 “dogged York, that reaches at the moon.”
3. symbolical of or identified with Diana, goddess of chastity MND. I. i. 73 “the cold fruitless ,” II. i. 156, 162, Mer.V. V. i. 109, 1H4 I. ii. 32, Cor. I. i. 263, V. iii. 65 “Publicola, The moon of Rome.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.7
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    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1
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