(the) ten commandments


(the) ten commandments
   scratches by a woman's fingernails
   When she says to a man 'Thou shalt not':
    Could I come near your beauty with my nails,
   I'd set my ten commandments in your face.
   (Shakeapeare, 2 Henry V7)
   In occasional modern use it may refer to punches by either sex.

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