Ease

(Anglo-Saxon, eath; Latin, oti-um)

At ease.
Without pain or anxiety.

Ill at ease.
Uneasy, not comfortable, anxious. Stand at ease A command given to soldiers to rest for a time. The “gentlemen stood at ease” means in an informal manner.

To ease one of his money or purse.
To steal it. (See Little Ease.)

Ease

(Chapel of). (See Chapel.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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