siege (n.) Old form(s): siedge
onslaught, storm, assail
RJ V.iii.237[Friar to Capulet, of his action towards Juliet] to remove that siege of grief from her
Sonn.65.6[] O how shall summer's honey breath hold out, / Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days
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