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Engird

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To Engi'rd. v.a. [from gird.] To encircle; to surround; to environ; to encompass.

            My heart is drown'd with grief,
My body round engir't with misery;
For what's more miserable than discontent?
Shak. Hen. VI.

That gold must round engirt these brows of mine. Shakes.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2 (49)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Engird." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20675.


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