quantity (n.) Old form(s): quantitie
fragment, little piece, tiny amount
2H4 V.i.56[Falstaff alone] If I were sawed into quantities, I should make four dozen of such bearded hermits' staves as Master Shallow
Ham III.iv.76[Hamlet to Gertrude] Nor sense to ecstasy was ne'er so thralled / But it reserved some quantity of choice
KJ V.iv.23[Melun to Pembroke, Salisbury, and Bigot, of his wounds] Retaining but a quantity of life
TS IV.iii.110[Petruchio to Tailor] Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant
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