wake (n.)
festival, revel, fete
KL III.vi.73[Edgar as Poor Tom to all] march to wakes and fairs
LLL V.ii.318[Berowne to all, of Boyet] He is wit's pedlar, and retails his wares / At wakes and wassails
WT IV.iii.99[Clown to Autolycus, of the supposed robber] He haunts wakes, fairs, and bear-baitings
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