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Stuff, vb. 1) to fill very full, to cram: “till gorge be --ed,” Ven. 58. “a maid, and --ed!” Ado III, 4, 65. “a hulk better --ed in the hold,” H4B II, 4, 70. “cleanse the --ed bosom,” Mcb. V, 3, 44. “I will s. your purses full of crowns,” H4A I, 2, 146. Followed by with: they (the lines) “are --ed with protestations,” Gent. IV, 4, 134. “to s. my head with more ill news,” John IV, 2, 133. “with a foul traitor's name s. I thy throat,” R2 I, 1, 44. H4B Ind. R2 I, 1, 44 Cor. V, 1, 53. Oth. I, 1, 14. Per. I, 4, 67. Per. I, 4, 67
Applied to empty things swelled out by putting something in: “a --ed man,” Ado I, 1, 59. “--ed tennisballs,” III, 2, 47. “parsley to s. a rabbit,” Shr. IV, 4, 101. John I, 141. H4A II, 4, 497. Cor. II, 1, 98. Rom. V, 1, 43. With out: “--s out his vacant garments with his form,” John III, 4, 97. H4B V, 5, 87.
Figuratively, == to make full, to complete: “it will s. his suspicion more fully,” Lr. III, 5, 22. With up: “his servile powers, who, flattered by their leader's jocund show, s. up his lust, as minutes fill up hours,” Lucr. 297. Partic. --ed == full, complete: “whom you know of --ed sufficiency,” Wint. II, 1, 185. --ed with == full of: “--ed with all honourable virtues,” Ado I, 1, 56. “--ed with honourable parts,” Rom. III, 5, 183.
2) to press or thrust in: “in ivory coffers I have --ed my crowns,” Shr. II, 352.
3) --ed == unable to smell in consequence of a cold: Ado III, 4, 64.
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