centre (n.) Old form(s): Center
centre of the Earth, axis
Ham II.ii.159.1[Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude] I will find / Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed / Within the centre
MND III.ii.54[Hermia to Demetrius] This whole earth may be bored, and ... the moon / May through the centre creep
TC III.ii.177[Troilus to Cressida, of examples of lovers' comparisons] as earth to th'centre
WT II.i.102[Leontes to Hermione] if I mistake ... / The centre is not big enough to bear / A schoolboy's top
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