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1. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
35 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A weapon for discharging quarrels, stones, etc., consisting of a bow set crosswise on a shaft; a crossbow, an arbalest; (b) a missile shot from a crossbow; arblast shute.

2. ?bin-heie n.

Additional spellings: binheie
1 quotation in 1 sense
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An enclosure, pen.

3. 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.

4. crūet n.

20 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A small vessel for sacramental wine, holy water, or chrism; (b) a jug, bottle, or bowl (as for water); (c) fig.

5. perselī n.

57 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) One of several plants belonging to the parsley family; esp. the common or garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum); (b) wilde perseli, one of several uncultivated plants allied to common parsley…

6. pich(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: piche
154 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Wood tar; also, the residue of the distillation of wood tar; (b) blak pich, cedar gum; also, = pich navale; hard pich, solidified wood tar; pich liquide, fleting pich, neshe pich, pich molten

7. 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

8. riveling n.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A rawhide shoe or boot; (b) as a derogatory nickname for a Scot.

9. Saxon n.

44 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A member of the Germanic tribe that invaded, conquered, and settled in England, a Saxon; (b) est (south) saxones, people from the kingdom of the East (South) Saxons; west Saxon, q.v.

10. scorpiǒun n.

69 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A member of the order Scorpionida; a scorpion or a creature thought to be one; (b) a figure of a scorpion; (c) a snake similar to a scorpion; (d) a scorpion's sting.

11. sester n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A vessel for holding liquid; ?a brewing vat [2nd quot.]; (b) a liquid measure; sester ful; (c) a dry measure; (d) sester peni, an annual tax imposed upon commercial brewers of beer.

12. shā̆mel n.

41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A footstool; also fig.; also, the raised section of the floor on which the altar stands, a footpace [2nd quot.]; shamel of fet, fot shamel [OE fōt-sceamol]; bok shamel, a bookstand; (b) a bench…

13. shel(le n.

Additional spellings: shelle
105 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) In general, the protective calcareous or chitinous outer covering of an invertebrate, a shell; (b) the shell of a mollusk, crustacean, or an echinoderm; also fig.; also in proverb; (c) shel fish […

14. shop(pe n.

Additional spellings: shoppe
67 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A room or building used as a place of business by a victualer, craftsman, etc.; also fig.; boueres (corveiseres, etc.) shop; open shop, a shop open to the public; also fig.; spice shop; (b) shop

15. skipper(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: skippere
8 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The captain or master of a ship; (b) as surname [some quots. may belong to skipper(e n.(2)(c)].

16. smaragd(e n.

Additional spellings: smaragde
13 quotations in 1 sense
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A precious stone, green in color, esp. an emerald; also, emerald; smaragd ston.

17. sot n.(1)

45 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A fool, simpleton; a madman; also, an innocent [quot. a1500]; sottes iferen, fellow fools; siti sot, q.v.; (b) a wretch, rascal, villain; (c) as a term of abuse; (d) in proverbs; (e) ?as surname.

18. sǒun n.

146 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Sound; a sound; soun of ere, sound; ?also, hearing [quot. ?a1425 Orch.Syon]; (b) noise, loud noise; din, clamor; also, a noise, loud noise [sometimes difficult to distinguish (b) from (a)]…

19. sponǧe n.

41 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A piece of the elastic, absorbent, and porous spongin skeleton of various species of Porifera, a sponge; (b) the sponge as an instrument of the Passion, the sponge soaked with vinegar and gall…

20. stal(le n.

Additional spellings: stalle
145 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) An enclosed or partially enclosed place for keeping a domesticated animal, a stall; a stable; also in fig. context [quot.: ?a1425]; also in proverbs and prov. expressions; asse (oxe) stal; (b) a…

21. sterling n.

37 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The English silver penny; -- also coll.; also, the value of such a coin [quot. 1469, 2nd occurrence]; lushe-burgh sterling, a light coin imported from Luxembourg and used to counterfeit the…

22. stōle n.

40 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A long garment; a robe; -- also coll. [quot. a1398]; stoles of bataille, war garments, armor; first stole, the best robe; (b) fig. and in fig. contexts; (c) the robe of a Jewish priest or high…

23. sturǧeǒun n.

45 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The sturgeon (Acipenser sturio); -- also coll.; ?also, another fish or aquatic animal [quot. ?c1475]; (b) cook. a sturgeon used as food; maken a sturgeoun, to prepare a sturgeon for the table; (c)…

24. subdēken n.

16 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. (a) A member of the lowest clerical order, ranking immediately below the diaconate, a subdeacon; (b) the set of vestments worn by a subdeacon; (c) = soudeken n. (b).

25. tīle n.(2)

124 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A brick; a masonry tile;—also coll.; brenned tile; clei tile; (b) in related cpds., combs., & phrases: tile of flaundres, flaundres (flaundrish) tile, bricks or tile made in Flanders; tile ston

26. tiriake n.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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A drug used as an antidote for poisonous animal bites.

27. tī̆tle n.

91 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) An inscription, esp. the superscription on Christ's cross; (b) a stone memorial; also, a stone altar.

28. tǒnne n.

86 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A large barrel for wine, ale, or other liquid; a cask; also fig.; (b) fig. something to be partaken of; a source of vitality or enjoyment; (c) a wine cask of a definite capacity; a measure of…

29. treu(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: treue
107 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A pledge to cease hostilities for a lengthy or an indefinite period of time, usu. as a preliminary to further negotiation or the formal establishment of a peace; also, the peace established…

30. trōper(e n.

Additional spellings: tropere
6 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. A book containing tropes or sequences, a troper or sequencer.

31. tuft n.

17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A bunch or gathering of hairs, feathers, twigs, etc. attached at the base, a clump; tuft of roddes (twigges), a stand of young shoots, an osier bed; (b) an ornamental tassel or knob; a crest on a…

32. vers(e n.

Additional spellings: verse
81 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A metrical line; also, a line of poetry; also, one of the two lines of a couplet; verses of the deth, a work written by Helinand; in two verses, in couplets [quot. a1400 Cato(3)]; the golden

33. vīne n.(1)

74 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Any plant of the genus Vitis, esp. V. vinifera, a vine; also fig.;—also coll. [a few pl. exx. could also be construed as (b)]; ?also, a twig or branch of a vine [quot. ?1440]; also, a pictorial…

34. ward(e n.

Additional spellings: warde
190 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Keeping, care, custodial possession; safekeeping, storage; protection, preservation; maintenance; sauf ward [see also sauf adj. 6.(c)]; ward store, provisions, stores [prob. by reanalysis of warne

35. wasp n.

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(a) An insect of one of the superfamilies Vespoidea and Sphecoidea, esp. a member of the genus Vespa, a wasp or hornet; also in fig. context; wasp been, ?waspish, aggressive bees; waspe(s nest (b) in…

36. wē̆ld(e n.

Additional spellings: welde
22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A flowering plant variously to be identified with weld (Reseda luteola) or woad (Isatis tinctoria) [the latter esp. when glossing L sandix or gaisdo];—sometimes used medicinally or to make dye…

37. welle-cresse n.

Additional spellings: wellecresse
14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The plant watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum); also, the plant fenugreek;—prob. the European Trigonella foenum-graecum, but possibly its British relative, Trifolium ornithopodioides (b)…

38. Welsh n.

23 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A member of the indigenous population of England at the time of the Anglo-Saxon arrival;—also coll (b) an inhabitant or a native of Wales;—also coll.; (c) the Welsh language; ?also, the French…

39. wīle n.(1)

61 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) An act of deceit, a deception, trick; an underhanded scheme, a subterfuge; a plot, machination; also, a clever maneuver, tactic, cunning strategy; also person. [quot. c1400(?a1387)]; wile and

40. wīn(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wine
141 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An alcoholic drink, usu. made from crushed whole grapes or from grape juice; also fig. and in fig. context; couchen win, to place a stock of wine in storage; fillen the win, give (sb.) the wine…