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Quotation by Shakespeare
Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter-cricket thou.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, sc. 3, l. 109.
An example of Petruchio's insults, here directed at a tailor; a "nit" is the egg of a louse.
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