crown (n.) Old form(s): crowne , crownes
head
1H4 II.iii.96[Hotspur to Lady Percy] We must have bloody noses, and cracked crowns [pun: sense 1]
Mac I.v.40[Lady Macbeth alone] fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty
Mac III.iv.80[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, of dead men] now they rise again / With twenty mortal murders on their crowns
MND I.ii.90[Quince to Bottom] Some of your French crowns have no hair at all [also: French crown = baldness from venereal disease]
R3 III.ii.43[Hastings to Catesby] I'll have this crown of mine cut from my shoulders
Tem IV.i.233[Caliban to Stephano and Trinculo, of Prospero] From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches
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