defence (n.)
fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
AYL III.iii.56[Touchstone to Audrey] by how much defence is better than no skill
Ham IV.vii.96[Claudius to Laertes, of Lamord] He ... gave you such a masterly report / For art and exercise in your defence
JC IV.iii.200[Cassius to Brutus] we ... / Are full of rest, defence, and nimbleness
KJ IV.iii.84[Hubert to Salisbury] I would not have you ... tempt the danger of my true defence
TN III.iv.216[Sir Toby to Viola as Cesario] That defence thou hast, betake thee to't [or: sense 3]
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