Note to The Merchant of Venice, 3.5.69-70. "Garnish'd like him, that for a tricksy word /
Defy the matter"


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Act 3, Scene 5, lines 69-70.
Garnish'd: furnished (with words). that for a tricksy word / Defy the matter: who for the sake of ingenious wordplay do violence to common sense.