dug (n.) Old form(s): dugge , dugges
nipple, teat, breast
2H6 III.ii.393[Suffolk to Queen] Here could I breathe my soul into the air, / As mild and gentle as the cradle-babe / Dying with mother's dug between its lips
E3 II.i.422[Countess to Warwick] No marvel though the leprous infant die, / When the stern dame envenometh the dug
Ham V.ii.184[Hamlet to Horatio, of Osrick] 'A did comply, sir, with his dug before 'a sucked it
R3 II.ii.30[Duchess of York to Boy, of Richard] from my dugs he drew not this deceit
RJ I.iii.27[Nurse to Lady Capulet, of weaning Juliet] I had then laid wormwood to my dug [and later, II.ii.32, 33]
Ven.875[] Like a milch doe, whose swelling dugs do ache
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