rush (n.)
reed
AC III.v.16[Eros to Enobarbus, of Antony] He ... spurns / The rush that lies before him
AYL III.ii.356[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of his claim to be in love] in which cage of rushes I am sure you are not prisoner [i.e. a cage it is easy to escape from]
AYL III.v.22[Phebe to Silvius] lean upon a rush
CE IV.iii.72[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse] Some devils ask but ... / A rush
Cym II.ii.13[Iachimo to himself] Our Tarquin thus / Did softly press the rushes [i.e. floor coverings]
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