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Macbeth Glossary

Toad, that under cold stone...charmed pot (4.1.6-9)

Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot. (4.1.6-9)

i.e., after thirty-one days of sweating poison under the cold stone, the toad is ready to be put into the pot.

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