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- simple past tense of
- (obsolete) To join in the festivities of Shrovetide.
- (obsolete, by extension) To make merry.
- 1626 February 13 (licensing date), Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher, “The Noble Gentleman”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- Servant, your counsel's excellent good, >br>And shall be follow'd, 'twill be rarely strange
To see him stated thus, as though he went
A shroving through the City