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1. achāt n.

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(a) The act of buying, a purchase; (b) comune achat [transl. L coemptio], a purchase made under (unfair) conditions imposed by a ruler; (c) fig. redemption.

2. achātǒur n.

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A buyer of provisions, esp. for the household of the king or a lord; a purveyor.

3. achēsǒun n.

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(a) Cause, reason; motive for doing something; objective, goal; withouten achesoun, in vain, for nothing; (b) that which furnishes a pretext, an opportunity; achesoun of sclaunder; (c) blame…

4. afēres n. (plural)

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(a) Things one does; activities, doings, affairs; also, behavior; (b) sg. an enterprise.

5. affẹ̄̆rer n.

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An assessor of fines.

6. alai n.

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(a) The alloying of a noble metal with a base metal; debasing a noble metal or coin by this means; (b) dilution of wine.

7. alaunt n.

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(a) A highly prized ferocious dog of a breed used in hunting, bull-baiting, etc. [described in quot.: c1410]; (b) a representation of such a dog. [See A. S. Cook, Trans.Conn.Acad. 2.128, 23.30.]

8. Aleman(n)es n. (plural)

Additional spellings: Alemannes
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The Germans, the German nation; also, the Teutons.

9. alliǧeaunce n.

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(a) Allegiance (to a lord), loyalty; esp., loyalty to the king [quot. 1461]; fidelity (to God); (b) a lord's title to the loyalty of his subjects, lordship; your alligeaunce, your Highness.

10. amal n.

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Enamel; an enamel figure or ornament.

11. amēne n.

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(a) Mediation, intercession; (b) mediator, intercessor.

12. ap(p)urtenaunce n.

Additional spellings: appurtenaunce
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A right, privilege, or possession subsidiary or incidental to a principal one (such as lordship, a manor, etc.); the totality of such rights, etc.; -- coll. sg. or pl.

13. appurtenaunt adj. & n.

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(a) Belonging (to a country, a manor) as a possession or a right; (b) as noun: what belongs to or forms a subsidiary part (of a manor, etc.).

14. arblastēr, -rēr n.

Additional spellings: arblastrer
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A soldier armed with a crossbow; a crossbowman.

15. archēr, -iēr n.

Additional spellings: archier
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One who is trained in the use of bow and arrow: (a) a soldier armed with a bow or longbow, longbowman, archer; also, crossbowman [quot. 1509]; archers and arblasters, longbowmen and crossbowmen; (b)…

16. arrai n.

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(a) The action of preparing or arranging; the building (of a temple); the mustering (of an army); commissioun of arrai, officials in charge of mustering troops; (b) festivities, ceremonies…

17. arraiment n.

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(a) The action of preparing for something, preparation; (b) action of decorating, ornamentation.

18. arreinement n.

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Law The procedure of calling upon an accused person to answer to a formal charge, arraignment.

19. asaumple n.

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(a) An illustrative instance or story; (b) a model of conduct.

20. ascri n.

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(a) An outcry, battle-cry; shouting, clamor; setten (up) ascri, yeven ascri, to raise a clamor or battle-cry; (b) an attack accompanied by a battle-cry.

21. ascroue n.

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Law Escrow.

22. aspīe n.

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Stealthy investigation, observation, or watching; scouting, spying; also, information obtained by scouting; maken or setten aspie(s, to scout or spy; -- often pl., rendering L insidiae.

23. assai n.

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(a) The testing or a test of quality (as of a metal or other object); assaying of metal; putten in assai; after the assai of London, according to the London standard of quality; (b) of god assai, of…

24. assẹ̄th n.

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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

25. astōr n.

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Stock of provisions.

26. aunte n.

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(a) The sister of one's father or mother, aunt; (b) aunte doughter, the daughter of one's aunt, cousin; aunte sone, the son of one's aunt, cousin.

27. avaunt-ward n.

Additional spellings: avauntward
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The foremost position or part of an army, the vanguard.

28. aventaille n.

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A piece of chain mail protecting the neck and upper chest.

29. avēr n.(2)

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Things owned; possessions, property, wealth; -- coll. or pl.

30. award n.

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(a) A judicial decision, judgment, verdict, sentence; don award, maken award, yeven award, to render a decision, pronounce judgment; abiden award, holden award, stonden to award, to accept a decision…

31. bācǒun n.

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(a) Pork cured in brine or by smoking; esp. salt pork or a cut of it; salt bacoun; seind bacoun, smoked pork; bacoun hog, a hog fattened for butchering; (b) bacoun flich or flik, a side of bacon; (c)…

32. baselā̆rd n.(1)

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A kind of short straight sword or dagger, in civilian use, worn in a sheath hung from a strap, e.g. at the girdle; baselard knif; in some examples perhaps used loosely of a curved 'hanger.'

33. bercherīe n.

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A sheepfold.

34. berselet n.

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A hunting dog trained to follow wounded game.

35. bille n.

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(a) A formal document (embodying a will, a permit, etc.); fig. a list or inventory; (b) a papal bull.

36. blaundice n.

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(a) Flattery, blandishment; (b) dalliance, caresses; (c) allurement, attractiveness; (d) deception, deceitfulness.

37. blẹ̄aunt n.

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(a) A costly silk fabric; (b) a garment of this fabric, a tunic; (c) a bedspread of this fabric.

38. brē̆vet n.

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A written document, an official letter.

39. burnisher n.

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(a) One who polishes armor; (b) one who prepares corpses for the funeral; (c) an instrument for polishing or cleaning.

40. cāble n.

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(a) A heavy rope or cable used on a ship; esp., the anchor cable; (b) a rope; (c) cable hok, instrument used in making cables; cable rop, a heavy rope; cable yarn, yarn for cables.

41. cacche-pōl n.

Additional spellings: cacchepol
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(a) A minor officer of the law; a petty bailiff; a collector of fines; (b) a tax gatherer; (c) in names; strete cacche-pol, ?a book containing names of those in a district who owed fines or taxes.

42. caccher n.

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(a) One who chases, a hunter; also, a driver of animals [quot.PParv.]; (b) one who catches; taker, receiver.

43. caitī̆f n.

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A captive, prisoner; a slave; leden caitif, to take (sb.) into captivity, enslave.

44. caitiftẹ̄ n.

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(a) Captivity, slavery; also fig.; (b) coll. prisoners, slaves.

45. cambre n.

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Hemp.

46. cambrel n.

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A spatula.

47. camē̆l n.

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(a) A camel (Camelus dromedarius or C. bactrianus); (b) camel her, a cloth or garment of camel's hair; camel flesh, camel hide, camel skin; (c) cameles chaf, a medicinal plant; prob., camel grass…

48. camelīn n.

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A fabric of wool mixed with silk or other fibers.

49. camerelle n.

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A small room.

50. campeine n.

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A small bell.

51. cāne n.

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(a) A reed (esp., Arundo donax & Phragmites communis); (b) sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum); (c) a Javanese reed; prob., bamboo; (d) a fragrant reed of India and Persia.

52. canē̆l n.(2)

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(a) canel bon, the collar-bone(s); -- of a coney [last quot.]; (b) a piece of armor protecting the base of the neck and upper breast; ?a camail, ?a gorget.

53. canevā̆s n.

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A fabric made from flax or hemp, canvas [see Rogers Hist.Agric. 2.511-6].

54. canevaser n.

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A maker or seller of canvas.

55. canǒun n.(2)

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(a) A clergyman living under canon rule; also, a clergyman serving in a church or cathedral but not living under a rule; a canon; (b) as surname.

56. cant n.

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Side; also, part, share.

57. cantel n.

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(a) A corner, nook; (b) the corner of a shield; ?also, the rim; in cantel, by the corner, obliquely, sideways [cp. OF en chantel].

58. capitā̆l n.(2)

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The head of a pillar.

59. capitle n.

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(a) A short division of a book, a chapter; one of the twenty-two sections of Ps. 118 (119); (b) a short passage (usually Biblical or patristic) read in divine worship, a lesson; (c) ?an epitome.

60. carbon n.

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Charcoal.

61. carcais n.

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(a) The body of an animal slaughtered for meat or for sacrifice, a carcass; flesh, meat [quot.: 1448]; (b) a dead body (of man or beast), cadaver, corpse; (c) the living human body [used…

62. careine n.

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(a) A dead body, a corpse; also, the carcass of an animal; (b) a walking corpse, a revenant; (c) ded careine, a dead body.

63. carfǒuk n.

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(a) A crossroads or intersection; also, a place name [see Smith PNElem. 1.81]; (b) fig. the meeting place of the four liberal arts, the quadrivium.

64. cariāǧe n.

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(a) The act of transporting (usually with wagons or carts, also on horses or by ship); the carrying of a corpse to burial [quot.: 1426]; (b) cariage man, a carter; cariage sadel, a pack saddle…

65. cark n.

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(a) Charge, responsibility; responsibility for the truth of a story; (b) anxiety, worry; (c) trouble, misfortune; need; (d) ?poor man, miserable fellow.

66. carnel n.(2)

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Flesh; carnel of pork, a dish made of ground pork, etc.

67. carpentrīe n.

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(a) The art or craft of carpentry; the occupation of a carpenter; carpentrie craft; (b) something done or made by carpenters, carpenter's work; carpentrie werk; (c) the carpenters attached to a Roman…

68. cartē̆r n.

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(a) The driver of a cart or coach; a carter, coachman; also fig.; (b) carter stable, a stable for cart horses; lavedies carter, ladies' coachman; (c) as personal name.

69. carū n.

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A plowland, a carucate.

70. casiēr n.

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A basket for draining curds.

71. castē̆l n.

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(a) A castle; also, a fortress similar to a medieval castle; (b) a fortified place, a stronghold.

72. castelain n.

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(a) The governor of a castle, a castellan; (b) the mistress of a castle, chatelaine; (c) a surname.

73. castelet n.

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(a) A small castle; esp. a tower forming part of a larger fortification; (b) a small tower, a turret; (c) a pastry tower.

74. catē̆l n.

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(a) Property of any kind; goods, treasure, money, land, income, etc.; (b) fig.; (c) ?the condition of being rich, wealth; (d) commune catel, property held jointly by members of a guild; worldes catel,

75. caucẹ̄(e n.

Additional spellings: caucee
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(a) A raised and surfaced road; a highway or causeway; (b) cauce wei = caucee.

76. caudē̆l n.

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(a) A hot fortified drink, esp. one containing spiced wine or ale; also, a broth; (b) a pudding, meat loaf, or the like; (c) a mess.

77. caudrǒun n.

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(a) A kettle or pot (as for heating water or cooking), a caldron; (b) fig. uses; (c) caudroun bọ̄ter, one who mends or makes kettles [cp. boten (1)].

78. charitẹ̄ n.

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(a) The supreme virtue of Love or Charity according to Christian doctrine, comprising affection, devotion, benevolence, kindness, mercy, gratitude as between God and man or man and man; charite of,

79. chauntǒur n.(1)

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A singer, composer, poet, minstrel; also used fig. of the cock.

80. chen-lange n.

Additional spellings: chenlange
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Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale).

81. cherī n.

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(a) A cherry; cheri fruit; red as cheri; (b) a cherry tree; (c) ?a cherry blossom.

82. chibol(le n.

Additional spellings: chibolle
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(a) A spring onion (bulb and stalk, as used in salads); (b) elecampane (error in transl.).

83. chīne n.(2)

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(a) The spinal column, backbone, chine; chine of the bakke; nekke of the chine, cervical spine; joint of the chine, vertebra; (b) chine bon, backbone, spine; (c) a vertebra.

84. citisein n.

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A freeman of a city or town; also, any established inhabitant of a city or town.

85. cīve n.(1)

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Chive (Allium schoenoprasum); -- usually pl.

86. clei(e n.

Additional spellings: cleie
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A movable, rectangular frame of interwoven slats or twigs, a hurdle.

87. cogge n.(1)

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(a) A ship of some kind [apparently of medium size and used in military expeditions]; gret cogge; (b) with proper name [chiefly OF]; (c) ?a cockboat.

88. coifẹ̄r(e, coifstere n.

Additional spellings: coifere, coifstere
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One who makes coifes.

89. cok n.(2)

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(a) A ship's boat, cockboat; also = cogge (1); (b) cokswain, an officer in charge of a cockboat and its crew, coxswain.

90. cǒnǧẹ̄ n.

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Formal permission to depart; asken conge, to beg leave to depart; taken conge, take leave (of sb.), say goodbye; yeven god conge, bid farewell.

91. conjǒun n.

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A fool, a nincompoop; a worthless person, a rascal.

92. cǒnrei n.

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(a) A body of fighting men, esp. one disposed in battle or marching formation; a detachment or battalion of troops; (b) the train of an army.

93. consence n.

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(a) Yielding (to a sinful desire); (b) acquiescence (in) or tacit encouragement (of sinful conduct).

94. contrepāne n.

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(a) Retribution; (b) counterpart (of a poem), (French) version.

95. cǒnveie n.

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Escorting; an escort or guide, a convoy.

96. cōparsonẹ̄r n.

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A joint heir, coheir.

97. coperǒun n.

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(a) An ornamental top, as of a column or pinnacle; capital, tip; (b) coperoun pece, a vessel with an ornamental lid.

98. corveisẹ̄̆r n.

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A worker in leather, a shoemaker; -- also as surname.

99. cǒunseilẹ̄̆r n.

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(a) A counselor, an adviser; also, one who shares secrets, a confidant; (b) a legal adviser; a lawyer; (c) the Holy Ghost (Paracletus); (d) one of the names of Christ.

100. cǒuntāble adj. & n.

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(a) Containing a reckoning or account; (b) able to record or remember; (c) responsible, accountable.