Acute, highly refined, witty; used only by Armado and Holophernes, and, it should seem, with intended impropriety: “a most a. juvenal,” LLL III, 67. “the gift is good in those in whom it is a.” IV, 2, 73.
Shakespeare Lexicon. Alexander Schmidt. Berlin. Georg Reimer. 1902.
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