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Medlar, the tree Mespilus Germanica, and its fruit (quibblingly confounded with meddler): “they would else have married me to the rotten m.” Meas. IV, 3, 184.*“I'll graff it with you, and then I shall graff it with a m.” As III, 2, 125. “you'll be rotten ere you be half ripe, and that's the right virtue of the m.” As III, 2, 125 “now will we sit under a m. tree, and wish his mistress were that kind of fruit as maids call --s, when they laugh alone,” Rom. II, 1, 34 (i. e. open-arse). “there's a m. for thee, eat it. Dost hate a m.? Ay, though it look like thee. An thou hadst hated --s sooner, thou shouldst have loved thyself better now,” Tim. IV, 3, 305.
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