Cain (n.)
[pron: kayn] in the Bible, son of Adam and Eve, killer of his brother Abel
1H6 I.iii.39[Winchester to Gloucester] be thou cursed Cain, / To slay thy brother Abel, if thou wilt.
2H4 I.i.157[Northumberland to all] let one spirit of the first-born Cain / Reign in all bosoms
Ham V.i.77[Hamlet to Horatio, of a skull] Cain's jawbone, that did the first murder
KJ III.iv.79[Constance to King Philip, of her son] since the birth of Cain, the first male child / ... There was not such a gracious creature born
LLL IV.ii.35[Dull to Holofernes] What was a month old at Cain's birth that's not five weeks old as yet?
R2 V.vi.43[King Henry to Exton] With Cain go wander thorough shades of night
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