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1. bē̆nd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: bende
83 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A fetter, shackle, chain; also fig.; (b) a band or strap of metal, a hoop, clamp, fastening; (c) a circlet or fillet to confine the hair; (d) a cord for tying or fastening; a bandage, rope, withy…

2. blā̆k n.

61 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The color black, a black or dark color; (b) her. sable; (c) (the) broun and (the) blak, persons of all kinds, everyone.

3. bōle n.(1)

141 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A bull; fre bole, a bull free to roam with the herd [see Homans Eng.Villagers 61-3]; (b) a steer or bullock.

4. bō̆nd n.

177 quotations in 10 senses
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Something used for tying, binding, wrapping, fastening, joining: (a) a cord, string (also fig.); a strap, halter, leash; a bowstring; (b) a twist of straw; a tendril; (c) a bandage or wrapping; (d) a…

5. bōr n.

114 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An uncastrated male swine (either wild or domesticated); (b) bores brain, brain of a boar used medicinally; bor(es grece, fat of a boar; bores herte, a bold or fierce heart; bor(es tusk, one of…

6. cok n.(1)

81 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) The male of the common domestic fowl: cock, rooster; cok chike(n, ?a young cock; cok tord, a cock's excrement; (b) the male of other birds; culver cok; fesaunt cok; mor cok (q.v.); po cok (q.v.)…

7. cōmb n.

52 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A comb for dressing the hair; (b) an ornamental comb for keeping the hair in place; a comli under combe, a fair lady; (c) her. the figure of a comb as a charge.

8. cros n.

251 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) A cross for crucifixion, a gibbet; (b) the cross of Christ; holi cros; Exaltacioun of the cros, a feast, Sept. 14; feste of the holi cros, feast of the Invention of the Cross, May 3; (c) winnen

9. fẹ̄ld n.

156 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Relatively flat open country; a plain; feld and wode(s; feld place, a plain; (b) feld hath eie(n (sight), wode hath ere(s; (c) feld of Damask, feld Damascene, the plain on which Adam was said to…

10. gōld n.

285 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) The metal gold; of gold, consisting of gold, made of gold; (b) gold and silver, etc.; (c) clene gold, cler gold, fin gold, pure gold, refined gold; parti gold, gold with considerable alloy; red

11. kīnde n.

622 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) The aggregate of inherent qualities or properties of persons, animals, plants, elements, medicines, etc.; essential character; the nature of emotions, attributes, and the like; after the fleshes

12. līǒun n.(1)

216 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A lion; (b) in comparisons: fers (hardi, wod) as lioun; cruel (real, sterne) as a lioun; strongere than a lioun; proudere (wildere) than the lioun; etc.; (c) in phrases: fers (gredi, grim, lothli,

13. mōld(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: molde
109 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Dirt, loose earth, soil; also fig.; pl. earth, lumps of dirt; (b) earth as the substance out of which God made man; the dust to which human flesh returns after death; (c) clay or other material…

14. mọ̄r(e-cok n.

Additional spellings: morcok, more-cok, morecok
14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The male of the red grouse (Lagopus scoticus); (b) her.?the figure of the male of the red grouse on a coat of arms; (c) ?the male of the pheasant (Phasianus colchicus); (d) as surname.

15. net n.(1)

72 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A net for catching fish, birds, or wild animals; also, a net full of fish [quot.: (c1300)]; net breidere, a maker of nets; ?a gladiator who fights with a net; (b) in proverb.

16. oter n.

66 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The European otter Lutra vulgaris; (b) the fur or skin of the otter; also, a garment made of otter fur or trimmed or lined with otter fur; oter furre; (c) an otter pelt; ?also, a piece of otter…

17. ǒule n.

83 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) An owl; horned oule, a horned owl; (b) her. the figure of an owl on a shield; (c) a pictorial representation of an owl; (d) oule flight, twilight.

18. pīl(e n.(3)

Additional spellings: pile
57 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A pointed missile of some kind; an arrow or a dart; (b) the heavy javelin of the Roman infantry; (c) a sharp-pointed surgical cutting instrument, a lancet.

19. purpur(e n.

Additional spellings: purpure
65 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A cloth, often of silk, dyed with Tyrian purple or a similar dye; purple fabric, esp. associated with royalty; (b) a garment made from purple cloth; raiment of royal purple; also fig.; usen purpur

20. rāven n.

80 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The raven (Corvus corax); ?also, the rook (Corvus frugilegus); (b) the carrion crow (Corvus corone); (c) raven(es brid, a young raven; raven(es fether; raven(es kinde, a raven's nature; buk-raven