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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
HamletHam II.ii.204grow old as I am – if, like a crab, you could go backward.be old as I am, if like a Crab you could go backward.
King LearKL I.v.18She will taste as like this as a crab does to a crab.She will taste as like this as, a Crabbe do's to a Crab:
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.6heaven, and anon falleth like a crab on the face ofheauen, and anon falleth like a Crab on the face of
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.48In very likeness of a roasted crab;In very likenesse of a roasted crab:
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.227It is my fashion when I see a crab.It is my fashion when I see a Crab.
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.228Why, here's no crab, and therefore look not sour.Why heere's no crab, and therefore looke not sowre.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.1Enter Launce with his dog, CrabEnter Launce, Panthion.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.5Crab my dog be the sourest-natured dog that lives. My Crab my dog, be the sowrest natured dogge that liues: My
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.38Why, he that's tied here, Crab, my dog.Why, he that's tide here, Crab my dog.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.22 acquainted with the smell before, knew it was Crab, andacquainted with the smell before, knew it was Crab; and

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crabcrab-apple, sour apple

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