Middle English Dictionary Entry

dusk adj.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Dark, not bright, dim; dark-colored, dull, dingy; also fig. of visual perception: dull; of words: obscure.

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  • ?a1475 Macer (Htrn 497) 89/632 : The addre wol ete fenel whan hyr eyen dasewen & so she getyth ayen clere syght & þerby yt ys preueyt þat fenel doth profyt to mannys eyen. The eyen þat ben duske & dasewed shul be anoynted with þe Iuys of fenyl rootes & medled with hony & þys onyment shal putte away all þe dasewenesse of hem & make hem bryght.
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