foil (n.) Old form(s): Foiles, Foyle , foyles
sword, rapier
H5 IV.chorus.50[Chorus] With four or five most vile and ragged foils
Ham II.ii.321[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] the adventurous knight shall use his foil and target
Ham IV.vii.135[Claudius to Laertes, of Hamlet] He ... / Will not peruse the foils
Ham V.ii.248.1[Hamlet to Osrick, of him and Laertes] Give us the foils
Ham V.ii.253[Claudius to Osrick, of Hamlet and Laertes] Give them the foils
Ham V.ii.259[Hamlet to Osrick] These foils have all a length?
MA V.ii.13[Margaret to Benedick, of his wit] as blunt as the fencer's foils, which hit, but hurt not
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