bank (n.) Old form(s): banckes , Banke , bankes
coast, shore
1H4 III.i.42[Glendower to Hotspur] the sea / That chides the banks of England, Scotland, Wales
2H6 III.ii.83[Queen to King, of her journey to England] twice by awkward wind from England's bank / Drove back again
Mac I.vii.6[Macbeth alone] here, upon this bank and shoal of time [unclear meaning]
MV V.i.11[Lorenzo to Jessica] In such a night / Stood Dido with a willow in her hand / Upon the wild sea banks
Sonn.56.11[of the ocean] where two contracted new / Come daily to the banks
Tem I.ii.390[Ferdinand to himself] Sitting on a bank, / Weeping again the King my father's wrack [or: sense 2]
TNK I.i.212[Theseus to Artesius] at the banks of Aulis meet us
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