blow (v.) Old form(s): blowne
deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
AC V.ii.60[Cleopatra to Proculeius] let the waterflies / Blow me into abhorring!
LLL V.ii.409[Berowne to Rosaline, of his rhetorical words] these summer flies / Have blown me full of maggot ostentation [also: sense 4]
Oth IV.ii.66[Othello to Desdemona, of her honesty] As summer flies are in the shambles, / That quicken even with blowing
Tem III.i.63[Ferdinand to Miranda] to suffer / The flesh-fly blow my mouth
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