continent (n.)
container, receptacle, enclosure
2H4 II.iv.280[Prince Henry to Falstaff] thou globe of sinful continents [also: areas of the world; contents]
AC IV.xiv.40[Antony to Eros] Heart, once be stronger than thy continent [i.e. what contains you]
Ham IV.iv.64[Hamlet alone] fight for a plot ... / Which is not tomb enough and continent / To hide the slain
KL III.ii.58[Lear as if to a criminal] Close pent-up guilts, / Rive your concealing continents [F; Q centers]
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