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- v. Alternative spelling of transhape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To change into another shape or form; to transform.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To change into another shape or form; transform.
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The world, in short, inclines to appear an ill-lit mine, wherein one quarries gingerly amidst an abiding loneliness (as with Pope and Ufford and Sire Raimbaut) -- and wherein one very often is allured into unsavory alleys (as with Herrick and Alessandro de Medici) -- in search of that raw material which loving labor will transshape into comeliness.
Thus did she, an hour together, transshape thy particular virtues: yet at last she concluded with a sigh, thou wast the properest man in Italy.
Used to a life cut off from human sympathies; stripped of the common responsibilities of the social state; living for no end but to make aristocratic idlers laugh; one therefore whom nobody heeds enough to resent or be angry at any thing he says; -- of course his habit is to speak all for effect, nothing for truth: instead of reflecting the natural force and image of things, his vocation is to wrest and transshape them from their true form and pressure.
Alessandro de Medici) -- in search of that raw material which loving labor will transshape into comeliness.