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Wake, subst. 1) the state of not sleeping, of being awake: “making such difference 'twixt w. and sleep,” H4A III, 1, 219. “got'tween a sleep and w.” Lr. I, 2, 15 (M. Edd. asleep and w.). “and turn his sleep to w.” III, 2, 34.
2) the feast of the dedication of a church (formerly kept by watching all night): “at --s and wassails,” LLL V, 2, 318. “he haunts --s, fairs,” Wint. IV, 3, 109. “march to --s and fairs,” Lr. III, 6, 77.
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