close (n.)
union, uniting
TG V.iv.118[Valentine to and of Proteus and Julia] Let me be blest to make this happy close [or: conclusion]
TN V.i.156[Priest to all, of Olivia and Sebastian] A contract of eternal bond of love ... / Attested by the holy close of lips
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