gear (n.) 1
business, affair, matter
2H6 I.iv.13 [Duchess to all] To this gear the sooner the better
2H6 III.i.91 [York to himself, of his poor situation] I will remedy this gear ere long
MV I.i.110 [Antonio to Gratiano and Lorenzo] I'll grow a talker for this gear [or: stuff and nonsense]
MV II.ii.154 [Launcelot to himself] if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear
RJ II.iv.98 [Romeo to Mercutio and Benvolio, of their conversation] Here's goodly gear!
TC I.i.6 [Pandarus to Troilus, of the wars] Will this gear ne'er be mended?
Tit IV.iii.53 [Titus to Marcus] Come, to this gear