hire (n.) Old form(s): hyre
wages, payment, earnings
2H6 III.ii.225[Warwick to Suffolk] I would ... / Give thee thy hire and send thy soul to hell [i.e. death]
AYL II.iii.39[Adam to Orlando] The thrifty hire I saved [i.e. the wages I saved thriftily]
Cor I.iii.38[Volumnia to Virgilia, of Martius] Like to a harvest-man that's tasked to mow / Or all or lose his hire [i.e. either the whole field or get no pay]
Cym II.iv.129[Posthumus to Iachimo] take thy hire
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