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Lay about One (To)

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To strike on all sides.

“Heʹll lay about him to-day”—Shakespeare: Trolius and Cressida, i. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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