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 Ag’ate (2 syl.).Ag’atha. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ag ate.
 
A very diminutive person. Shakespeare speaks of Queen Mab as no bigger than an agate-stone on the fore-finger of an alderman.   1
       
“I was never manned with an agate till now.”
       
Shakespeare: 2 Hen. IV. i. 2.
 


 Ag’ate (2 syl.).Ag’atha. 

 
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