hot (adj.)
active, vigorous
1H4 I.i.34[Westmorland to King Henry, of the proposed expedition] this haste was hot in question
H5 III.ii.3[Nym to Bardolph] The knocks are too hot
H8 V.i.175[Old Lady alone, of receiving more money for bringing her news] while 'tis hot, / I'll put it to the issue [i.e. I'll act now while things are happening]
KJ III.iv.11[Lewis the Dauphin to King Philip, of England's victory] So hot a speed, with such advice disposed ... / Doth want example
WT IV.iii.67[Clown to Autolycus] If this be a horseman's coat, it hath seen very hot service
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