from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who breeds or incites to quarrels: as, “no tell-tale nor no breed-bate,”
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete One who breeds or originates quarrels.
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- noun obsolete One who
breedsor originates quarrels.
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breed + bate
We vowed to each other, whilere, that we would keep secret our loves; But the breedbate possessed you to speak, and you spoke and revealed what none knew.