target (n.) Old form(s): Targuet
light round shield
1H4 II.iv.197[Falstaff to all, of the robbers] I ... took all their seven points in my target, thus!
3H6 II.i.40[Edward to Richard] henceforward will I bear / Upon my target three fair-shining suns
AC I.iii.82.2[Cleopatra to Antony, completing Antony's 'Now by my sword'] And target
AC IV.viii.31[Antony to Cleopatra] Bear our hacked targets like the men that owe them
Cor IV.v.123[Aufidius to Coriolanus] I had purpose / Once more to hew thy target from thy brawn
E3 III.iii.199[Artois to Prince Edward] take this target, wear it on thy arm
H8 prologue.15[of what the play is not about] A noise of targets
Ham II.ii.321[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] the adventurous knight shall use his foil and target
Per I.i.141[Pericles alone] Poison and treason are ... the targets to put off the shame
Per II.i.138[Pericles to Fishermen, of his armour] it was sometime target to a king
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