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81. trusse n.

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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…

82. tumbrel n.(1)

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(a) An instrument of punishment, perh. a pillory or cucking stool; ?also, the right to erect and employ such an instrument [quot. 1394]; (b) a wheeled cart designed to tip backward to empty its load…

83. turbārīe n.

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(a) A place where peat is dug, a peat bog, turbary; (b) the substance obtained from a turbary, peat.

84. tū̆tīe n.

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(a) The crude zinc oxide obtained by the smelting of copper ore with zinc and freq. used in medicinal compounds, tutty, pompholyx; tutie ablute (washed, washen), washen tutie, tutty purified through…

85. ulāǧe n.

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The shortfall of liquid in a cask or bottle.

86. vagabond n.

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(a) A person without a fixed home or occupation, wanderer, vagabond [occas. difficult to distinguish from (b)]; ?also, an itinerant knight, soldier of fortune [quot. ?a1475] (b) an idle or a…

87. valei(e n.

Additional spellings: valeie
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(a) A defined area, often long and narrow, of lower elevation than the surrounding terrain, sometimes bisected by a stream or river, a dale, valley, ravine, etc (b) a valley conceived as a pleasant,…

88. vaut(e n.

Additional spellings: vaute
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(a) A structural or decorative arch; an arched interior roof-structure or ceiling; vaut ston, a vault stone; chirche vaut; (b) ?a lid or cover for a container.

89. vavasǒur n.

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(a) A feudal tenant holding land of some other vassal, a subvassal; a feudal vassal, a liegeman; also, a member of the landholding nobility, presumably ranking below a baron;—often used in contrast…

90. velvet n.

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(a) A soft, piled cloth, velvet; a piece of such cloth (b) in phrases: velvet upon velvet, a patterned velvet cloth of some kind; velvet upon satin, ?a patterned velvet and satin cloth; also, in…

91. venesǒun n.

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(a) A wild animal hunted for food or sport, game animal;—often coll.; also, specif., deer; taken (cacchen) venesoun (b) a game animal of a specific level of maturity or with flesh of a certain type;…

92. verdegrē̆ce n.

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Any of perh. several copper compounds occurring as rust on copper or brass, or obtained by subjecting copper or brass to the action of acetic acid, in most cases prob. a basic acetate of copper…

93. verdit n.

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(a) Law A decision rendered by a jury in an inquest or a court case, verdict; verdit yeldinge; yeven verdit; seien (supposen) for verdit, to find (that sth. is or was the case), make a ruling (b) a…

94. vermilǒun n.

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(a) Naturally occurring or synthetic mercuric sulfide, cinnabar; ?also, red lead or another similar red compound (b) cinnabar as a commodity, prob. in its raw state but in some cases perh. prepared…

95. vernish n.

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One or more kinds of resin or gum, or such held in solution and intended for use as a decorative or protective coating on wood or other material, varnish; ?also, varnish used as a vehicle or mordant…

96. vertwel n.

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(a) Hawk. A metal ring on a hawk’s jess, to which the leash is attached; (b) a hinge or part of a hinge.

97. vervein(e n.

Additional spellings: verveine
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(a) A plant of the genus Verbena, esp. Verbena officinalis, vervain; ?also, a vervain plant [quot. a1500] (b) this plant or parts of it used in cookery recipes; (c) this plant or parts of it used in…

98. vessel n.

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(a) A small, portable container, esp. one for storage or serving of food or drink; a flask, pitcher, jug, cup, dish, pot, etc.; a piece of household tableware, a kitchen utensil, etc.; also, an…

99. vileinī(e n.

Additional spellings: vileinie
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Fig. The condition or state of being a thrall to sin.

100. virel n.

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(a) A ring, band, or cap, usu. of metal, put around the end of a piece of wood, the handle of an implement, etc., a ferrule (b) a metal pivot on the projecting end of an axle on a crane, windlass,…