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Gird (noun)

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Gird. n.s. [from the verb] A twitch; a pang: from the sensation caused by a bandage or girdle drawn hard suddenly. This word is now seldom used.

Sweet king! the bishop hath a kindly gird:
For shame, my lord of Winchester, relent.
Shakes. H. VI.

They give satisfaction to his mind, and his conscience by this means is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels. Tillotson, Sermon 2.

He has the glory of his conscience, when he doth well, to set against the checks and girds of it when he doth amiss. Goodman's Winter Evening Con.

Sources: Goodman, John (1) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Tillotson, John (68)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gird (noun)." 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=9835.


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