fraction (n.)
fragment, scrap, shred
TC V.ii.161[Troilus to Ulysses, of Cressida] The fractions of her faith ... are bound to Diomed
Tim II.ii.216[Flavius to Timon, of the Senators' responses] After distasteful looks and these hard fractions [i.e. fragmented remarks] [or: sense 2]
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