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1. avail(e n.

Additional spellings: availe
68 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Benefit, advantage, profit; ben avail, to be useful or effective; ben litel avail, to be of little value; (b) of persons: worthiness.

2. calketrappe n.

19 quotations in 2 senses
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Mil. A device with sharp iron spikes set on the ground to cripple the feet of an advancing enemy; similar device used against trespassers, etc.; fig. a spiritual trap or pitfall.

3. surcō̆t(e n.

Additional spellings: surcote
30 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An outer coat or overgarment of varying style, freq. of rich material, worn by men, an overtunic; also fig. [quot. a1475]; -- also coll. [quot. a1387]; nethere surcot, a tunic worn under the…

4. trī̆angle n.

22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A three-sided, rectilinear geometrical figure, a triangle; also fig.; in adv. comb.: triangle wise, in the form of a triangle, triangularly; (b) a triangular shape; also, an object of triangular…

5. trusse n.

37 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A wrapped bundle containing clothing, laundry, etc., a parcel, traveler's pack; also, ?a bolt of cloth, cloth wound and fastened together in a roll [quots. c1436]; in trusse, ?on the bolt; (b) a…