fen (n.) Old form(s): Fenne
marshland, swamp
Cor IV.i.30[Coriolanus to Volumnia] I go alone, / Like to a lonely dragon that his fen / Makes feared and talked of more than seen
Tem I.ii.322[Caliban to Prospero and Miranda] wicked dew ... from unwholesome fen
Tem II.i.51[Antonio to Sebastian, of the air] Or, as 'twere perfumed by a fen
Tem II.ii.2[Caliban alone] All the infections that the sun sucks up / From bogs, fens, flats
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