gin (n.) Old form(s): Gynnes
snare, trap
2H6 III.i.262[Suffolk to all, of killing Gloucester] Be it by gins, by snares, by subtlety
3H6 I.iv.61[Clifford to all, of York] so strives the woodcock with the gin
E3 IV.iii.21[Charles to Villiers] What bird that hath escaped the fowler's gin / Will not beware how she's ensnared again?
Mac IV.ii.36[Macduff's wife to her son] Poor bird, thou'dst never fear / The net nor lime, the pitfall nor the gin!
MW IV.ii.111[Ford to all] There's a knot, a gin, a pack, a conspiracy against me
TN II.v.83[Fabian to Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, of Malvolio] Now is the woodcock near the gin
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