Clerkly, adv. 1) with great penmanship: “'tis very c. done,” Gentl. II, 1, 115. -- 2) scholar-like, adroitly: “hath he not twit our sovereign lady here with ignominious words, though c. couched,” H6B III, 1, 179.
Shakespeare Lexicon. Alexander Schmidt. Berlin. Georg Reimer. 1902.
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