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Gird (verb neuter)

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To Gird. v.n. To break a scornful jest; to gibe; to sneer.

Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me: the brain of this foolish compounded clay, man, is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent, or is invented on me: I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. Shakespeare's Henry IV. p. ii.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2 (72)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gird (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 30, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9833.


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