matter (n.) 7
pus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]
KJ III.iv.167 [Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin, of the people's reaction to King John] his people shall ... pick strong matter of revolt and wrath / Out of the bloody fingers' ends of John [also: excuse, argument]
LLL III.i.117 [Costard to Armado, of his broken shin] Till there be more matter in the shin
MW I.i.117 [Slender to Falstaff] I have matter in my head against you
TC II.i.8 [Thersites to Ajax, of Agamemnon as a boil] Then there would come some matter from him [also: sense 1]

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