colour (v.) Old form(s): colour'd
dye, stain a new colour
Cym V.i.2[Posthumus alone, to a bloody cloth] I'll keep thee: for I wished / Thou shouldst be coloured thus
TS IV.i.120[Grumio to Petruchio] There was no link to colour Peter's hat
WT II.ii.20.1[Paulina alone] Here's such ado to make no stain a stain / As passes colouring [i.e. it exceeds the dyer's skill] [also: sense 2, i.e. it exceeds all belief]
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