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  1. (obsolete) Contraction of how it.
    • 1642, Henry More, A Christiano‐Platonicall diſplay of Life, page #122:
      How ſoul and ſpright be ſevered we ſee,
      But how’t works by it ſelf is not yet ſhown;
      I mean without this ſprights aſſiſtencie,
      Though not quite by its ſelf.
    • 1706, François Gentil & Louis Liger, Le Jardinier Solitaire, pages 374–375:
      All that behold it cannot but be aſtoniſh’d to conſider how’t was poſſible that Torments ſhould be repreſented to us on a Flower.