To give a loose
Loose Loose, n. 1. Freedom from restraint. [Obs.] --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. A letting go; discharge. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

{To give a loose}, to give freedom. [1913 Webster]

Vent all its griefs, and give a loose to sorrow. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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