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Queen (verb)

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To Queen. v.n. To play the queen.

A threepence bow'd would hire me,
Old as I am, to queen it.
Shakesp. Henry VIII.

Of your own state take care: this dream of mine,
Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch farther,
But milk my ewes and weep.
Shakesp. Winter's Tale.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry VIII (62) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Queen (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 9, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20683.


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