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1. lei(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: leie
51 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An alkaline solution made by leaching ashes, and used for washing, making soap, bleaching hair; lye; lei cuppe, a cup for holding lye; (b) med. & surg. a similar solution used for cleansing…

2. ōld(e adj.

Additional spellings: olde
702 quotations in 20 senses
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(a) Of living beings: near the end of the normal span of life, advanced in age; also, of children: of an age late in childhood, pre-adolescent; (b) used disparagingly; (c) old man, a man well-advanced…

3. slēn v.

449 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To strike (sth.), beat; pitch (a tent); light (a fire); strike off (a head from the body); beat (metal into a shape) [quot.: c1175(?OE) HRood]; -- used without obj.; slen of, cut off (someone's…