bout (n.) Old form(s): bowt , bowts
fight, round, contest
1H6 I.v.4[Talbot to Pucelle] I'll have a bout with thee [with bawdy pun]
1H6 III.ii.56[Talbot to Pucelle] I'll have a bout with you again [with bawdy pun]
Ham IV.vii.157[Claudius to Laertes] When ... you are hot and dry - / As make your bouts more violent to that end
TN III.iv.298[Sir Toby to Sir Andrew, of Viola as Cesario] The gentleman will ... have one bout with you
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