weed (n.) Old form(s): weede
garment, piece of clothing
Cor II.iii.220[Sicinius to Citizens, of Coriolanus] With what contempt he wore the humble weed
Luc.196[Tarquin to himself] Let fair humanity abhor the deed / That spots and stains love's modest snow-white weed
MND II.i.256[Oberon to Puck] the snake throws her enamelled skin, / Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in
Per IV.i.13[Marina to herself] I will rob Tellus of her weed [i.e. her flowers]
Sonn.2.4[] Thy youth's proud livery so gazed on now, / Will be a tottered weed of small worth held
Sonn.76.6[of his verse] Why write I still all one, ever the same, / And keep invention in a noted weed
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