blow (v.) Old form(s): blowes
blossom, bloom, flower
E3 IV.iv.138[Audley to Prince Edward] First bud we, then we blow, and after seed
LLL V.ii.293[Boyet to Ladies, of the King and his friends] when they repair, / Blow like sweet roses in this summer air
MND II.i.249[Oberon to Puck] I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
TG I.i.46[Valentine to Proteus] the most forward bud / Is eaten by the canker ere it blow
TNK I.i.11[Boy singing] Marigolds, on death-beds blowing
TNK II.i.193[Emilia to Woman, of a rose = maid] How modestly she blows
TNK II.i.198[Woman to Emilia, of a rose = maid] Sometimes her modesty will blow so far / She falls for't
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