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Search phrase: smirched

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Henry VH5 III.iii.17Do, with his smirched complexion, all fell featsDoe with his smyrcht complexion all fell feats,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.133in the smirched worm-eaten tapestry, where his codpiecein the smircht worm eaten tapestrie, where his cod-peece
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.131Who smirched thus and mired with infamy,Who smeered thus, and mir'd with infamie,

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smirchedmarked, soiled, stained

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