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Valentine, name 1) of the saint, on whose day (Febr. 14) birds began to couple and mates were chosen by the different sexes: “Saint V. is past: begin these wood-birds but to couple now?” Mids. IV, 1, 144. “to-morrow is Saint --'s day,” Hml. IV, 5, 48. to be your V. 51 (i. e. your true-love). cf. “there's not a hair on's head but 'tis a V.” Gent. III, 1, 192. “no V. indeed for sacred Silvia,” Gent. III, 1, 192
2) of different persons in Gent. I, 1, 11. Gent. I, 1, 11 55 etc. Tit. V, 2, 151. Rom. I, 2, 70.
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