vessel (n.) Old form(s): vessell
body, frame
AYL II.iv.6[Rosalind as Ganymede to and of Celia as Aliena] I must comfort the weaker vessel
JC V.v.13[Clitus to Dardanius, of Brutus] Now is that noble vessel full of grief
LLL I.i.261[King reading Armado's letter to him, of Jaquenetta] so is the weaker vessel called
Oth IV.ii.82[Desdemona to Othello] to preserve this vessel for my lord
RJ I.i.15[Sampson to Gregory] women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall
WT III.iii.20[Antigonus to baby Perdita, of Hermione] I never saw a vessel of like sorrow
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