badge (n.)
outward sign, symbol, mark
LLL V.ii.749[Berowne to ladies] by these badges understand the King [i.e. the following words]
R2 V.ii.33[York to Duchess of York, of Richard] His face still combating with tears and smiles, / The badges of his grief and patience
Sonn.44.14[of earth and water] heavy tears, badges of either's woe

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