Troilus and Cressida
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Enter Thersites in excursion.Alarum; excursions. Enter Thersitesclapper-claw (v.)beat up, thrash, scratchTC V.iv.1
Ther. THERSITES 
Now they are clapper-clawing one another,Now they are clapper-clawing one another; TC V.iv.1
Ile goe looke on: that dissembling abhominable varlet I'll go look on. That dissembling abominable varletvarlet (n.)knave, rogue, rascal, ruffianTC V.iv.2
dissembling (adj.)deceitful, hypocritical, false
Diomede, has got that same scuruie, doting, foolish yongDiomed has got that same scurvy doting foolish youngscurvy (adj.)
old form: scuruie
contemptible, despicable, wretched
TC V.iv.3
knaues Sleeue of Troy, there in his Helme: I would faineknave's sleeve of Troy there in his helm. I would fainknave (n.)
old form: knaues
boy, lad, fellow
TC V.iv.4
fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
helm (n.)
old form: Helme
helmet
see them meet; that, that same yong Troian asse, thatsee them meet, that that same young Trojan ass, that TC V.iv.5
loues the whore there, might send that Greekish loves the whore there, might send that GreekishGreekish (adj.)Greek, GrecianTC V.iv.6
whore-maisterly villaine, with the Sleeue, backe to thewhore-masterly villain with the sleeve back to thewhore-masterly (adj.)
old form: whore-maisterly
lecherous, having the character of a whoremaster
TC V.iv.7
dissembling luxurious drabbe, of a sleeuelesse errant.dissembling luxurious drab of a sleeveless errand.sleeveless (adj.)
old form: sleeuelesse
futile, fruitless, unproductive
TC V.iv.8
luxurious (adj.)lustful, lecherous, lascivious
drab (n.)
old form: drabbe
harlot, slut, whore
dissembling (adj.)deceitful, hypocritical, false
O'th'tother side, the pollicie of those craftie swearingO'th't' other side, the policy of those crafty-swearingcrafty-swearing (adj.)making devious vowsTC V.iv.9
policy (n.)stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
rascals; that stole old Mouse-eaten dry cheese, Nestor: rascals – that stale old mouse-eaten dry cheese, Nestor, TC V.iv.10
and that same dog-foxe Vlisses is not prou'dand that same dog-fox, Ulysses – is not proved TC V.iv.11
worth a Black-berry. They set me vp in pollicy, thatworth a blackberry. They set me up in policy that TC V.iv.12
mungrill curre Aiax, against that dogge of as bad a kinde, mongrel cur, Ajax, against that dog of as bad a kind, TC V.iv.13
Achilles. And now is the curre Aiax prouder then the curre Achilles; and now is the cur Ajax prouder than the cur TC V.iv.14
Achilles, and will not arme to day. Whereupon, the GreciansAchilles, and will not arm today; whereupon the Grecians TC V.iv.15
began to proclaime barbarisme; and pollicie growesbegin to proclaim barbarism, and policy growspolicy (n.)
old form: pollicie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
TC V.iv.16
into an ill opinion.into an ill opinion.ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableTC V.iv.17
opinion (n.)reputation, character, honour
Enter Diomed and Troylus.Enter Diomedes and Troilussoft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietTC V.iv.18
Soft, here comes Sleeue, and th'other.Soft! Here comes sleeve, and t' other. TC V.iv.18
Troy. TROILUS 
Flye not: for should'st thou take the Riuer Stix,Fly not, for shouldst thou take the river Styx,take (v.)take refuge in, go into, enter [for safety]TC V.iv.19
Styx (n.)the principal mythological river of the underworld
I would swim after.I would swim after.miscall (v.)misname, call by a wrong nameTC V.iv.20.1
retire (n.)retreat, withdrawal
Diom. DIOMEDES 
Thou do'st miscall retire:Thou dost miscall retire; TC V.iv.20.2
I doe not flye; but aduantagious careI do not fly, but advantageous careadvantageous (adj.)
old form: aduantagious
providing advantage, opportune, timely
TC V.iv.21
care (n.)attentiveness, heedfulness, diligence
Withdrew me from the oddes of multitude:Withdrew me from the odds of multitude.multitude (n.)large numbers, great hostTC V.iv.22
odds (n. plural)
old form: oddes
inequalities, unfavourable circumstances
Haue at thee?Have at thee. TC V.iv.23
Ther. THERSITES 
Hold thy whore Grecian: now for thyHold thy whore, Grecian! Now for thy TC V.iv.24
whore Troian: Now the Sleeue, now the Sleeue.whore, Trojan! Now the sleeve, now the sleeve! TC V.iv.25
Exeunt Troilus and Diomedes, fighting TC V.iv.25
Euter Hector.Enter Hector TC V.iv.26
Hect. HECTOR 
What art thou Greek? art thou for Hectors match?What art thou, Greek? Art thou for Hector's match? TC V.iv.26
Art thou of bloud, and honour?Art thou of blood and honour? TC V.iv.27
Ther. THERSITES 
No, no: I am a rascall: a scuruie railing knaue:No, no, I am a rascal, a scurvy railing knave,railing (adj.)abusive, derisive, haranguingTC V.iv.28
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
scurvy (adj.)
old form: scuruie
contemptible, despicable, wretched
a very filthy roague.a very filthy rogue. TC V.iv.29
Hect. HECTOR 
I doe beleeue thee, liue.I do believe thee – live. TC V.iv.30
Exit TC V.iv.30
Ther. THERSITES 
God a mercy, that thou wilt beleeue me; butGod-a-mercy that thou wilt believe me; butGod-a-mercyexclamation of thanks, applause, surprise, etc [God have mercy]TC V.iv.31
a plague breake thy necke---for frighting me: what'sa plague break thy neck – for frighting me! What'sfright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrifyTC V.iv.32
become of the wenching rogues? I thinke they hauebecome of the wenching rogues? I think they havewenching (adj.)someone who hangs around with womenTC V.iv.33
swallowed one another. I would laugh at that miracle----swallowed one another. I would laugh at that miracle –  TC V.iv.34
yet in a sort, lecherie eates it selfe: Ile seeke them.yet, in a sort, lechery eats itself. I'll seek them.sort (n.)way, mannerTC V.iv.35
Exit.Exit TC V.iv.35
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