channel (n.) Old form(s): Channell
open drain, gutter
2H4 II.i.45[Falstaff to Bardolph, of the Hostess] Throw the quean in the channel!
3H6 II.ii.141[Richard to and of Queen] Whose father bears the title of a king - / As if a channel should be called the sea [or: little stream]
Luc.1487[Lucrece to herself, of a painting of Troy] Here friend by friend in bloody channel lies
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