element (n.)
air, sky, heavens
2H4 IV.iii.52[Falstaff to Prince John] I in the clear sky of fame o'ershine you as much as the full moon doth the cinders of the element [i.e. the stars]
H5 IV.i.101[disguised King Henry to Bates, of the King] the element shows to him as it doth to me
JC I.iii.128[Cassius to Casca] the complexion of the element / In favour's like the work we have in hand
TN I.i.27[Valentine to Orsino, of Olivia] The element itself ... / Shall not behold her face
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