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Arm, the limb from the shoulder to the hand; Sing.: Ven. 31. Err. III, 2, 23. Err. III, 2, 23 Ado II, 1, 197. As II, 7, 199 “(support him by the a.).” V, 2, 24. H6A II, 1, 17. H6B III, 1, 159 etc. etc. Plur.: Lucr. 517. Pilgr. 148. Tp. II, 1, 119. 2, 35. Wiv. III, 1, 35. V, 5, 58. Meas. III, 1, 85. Mids. IV, 1, 45. All's II, 3, 265. H6A I, 1, 11. 5, 11. II, 3, 63. H6B I, 1, 120 etc. etc. Figuratively: “that Neptune's --s, who clippeth thee about, would bear thee . . .,” John V, 2, 34. “knit our powers to the a. of peace,” H4B IV, 1, 177. “the cedar whose --s gave shelter . . .,” H6C V, 2, 12. “the a. and burgonet of men,” Ant. I, 5, 23. beyond mine a. == without my reach, Wint. II, 3, 5. “--In the owner's --s,” Lucr. 27. “I had him in mine --s,” Meas. V, 198. “lend me an a.” All's I, 2, 73. “holds his wife by the a.” Wint. I, 2, 193. “a. in a.” H6A II, 2, 29. H6B V, 1, 57. “a. to a.” R2 I, 1, 76. In --s == in embracements, John III, 1, 103. To cross or fold or wreathe one's arms, a sign either of sorrow: Lucr. 793. Lucr. 793 Tp. I, 2, 224. Tit. III, 2, 7. Caes. II, 1, 240; or of love: LLL III, 18. LLL III, 18 IV, 3, 135; or of both: Gentl. II, 1, 19. Double meaning: “this is the very top, the height, the crest, or crest unto the crest, of murder's --s,” John IV, 3, 47. “and dare avow her beauty and her worth in other --s than hers,” Troil. I, 3, 272. Quibble: “so may you lose your --s,” Shr. II, 222. “he was the first that ever bore --s,” Hml. V, 1, 38. John III, 1, 102. John III, 1, 102 “At the --'s end,” As II, 6, 10 == at a little distance: Hold death awhile at the --'s end == keep death off awhile. Perhaps a quibble intended in Gentl. V, 4, 57: I'll woo you like a soldier, at arms' end, i. e. laying hands on thee for my weapons instead of useless words.
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