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Waft (impf. and partic. “waft:” Merch. V, 11. John II, 73) 1) to beckon: “who --s us yonder?” Err. II, 2, 111. “and w. her love to come again to Carthage,” Merch. V, 11. “whom Fortune with her ivory hand --s to her,” Tim. I, 1, 70. “it --s me still,” Hml. I, 4, 78 (Qq waves).
2) to cast, to turn quickly: “--ing his eyes to the contrary,” Wint. I, 2, 372. cf. H6B IV, 1, 116.
3) to carry or send over the sea: “a braver choice of dauntless spirits than now the English bottoms have w. o'er,” John II, 73. “w. me safely cross the Channel. . . . I must w. thee to thy death,” H6B IV, 1, 114. H6B IV, 1, 114 “shalt w. them over with our royal fleet,” H6C III, 3, 253. “w. her hence to France,” V, 7, 41.
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