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101. vīs n.(1)

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(a) A spiral staircase; also, the shaft of a spiral stair; vis dore, the door to a spiral stairway (b) a screw; also, the screw of a press; remevinge vis, ?a removable screw; (c) a winch, crane; ?a…

102. vīser n.

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(a) The visor of a helmet; ?also, a representation of a visor [next to last quot.]; demi viser, a half-visor; (b) a mask; also fig. and in fig. contexts; (c) ?some kind of cooking or eating utensil.

103. vitailer n.

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(a) A seller of food or food and drink; a trader in foodstuffs; also, fig. a provider of that which is necessary to sustain life [quot. c1475] (b) one who supplies or tries to supply an armed force…

104. vousǒur n.

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Arch. (a) A stone shaped for building a vault or an arch, a wedge-shaped stone;—also coll.; (b) an arched ceiling or other vaulted structure [1st quot.]; also, ?coll. vaulting, vault work, arches.

105. wāfer n.

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(a) A cake or confection, presumably usu. thin, crisp, and sweetened, baked between irons; also, a sacramental or eucharistic wafer; wafer irenes; (b) as surname [prob. confused with waferer n. (b)].

106. wāǧǒur n.

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(a) Something pledged or sworn to, a promise, vow (b) an agreement whereby something is pledged on the outcome of a future event, a bet, wager; also, the sum or object held as a surety pending the…

107. waid(e n.

Additional spellings: waide
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The dyestuff made from the plant Isatis tinctoria, woad; also in designations for woad of specific geographical origin.

108. warant n.

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(a) One who guards or defends, a protector;—also used of God; also, a champion; drauen to warant, to resort to or betake oneself (to sb. or Christ) as a protector or for protection;—also refl. (b)…

109. warde-rōbe n.

Additional spellings: warderobe
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(a) A room for the storage of clothing, armor, and similar articles; a closet; a dressing room; also in fig. context; also, a private chamber or small apartment (b) a stock or supply of clothing;…

110. wareine n.

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(a) A tract of land set aside for small game, usu. privileged by royal grant and used for breeding; kinges wareine, a royal hunting preserve; (b) the right to keep or hunt the animals in a warren.

111. wareiner n.

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(a) An official appointed to keep watch over the game in a game preserve, a game warden or gamekeeper; ?also, the keeper of a rabbit warren (b) as surname; also in place name [last quot.; see Smith P

112. warnestōr(e n.

Additional spellings: warnestore
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(a) Provisions of foodstuffs, provender; ?also, the action of provisioning [1st quot.]; pl. stores, supplies; in warnestor, in storage, in stock, on hand [last quot.] (b) military supplies, including…

113. warrok n.(2)

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(a) A girth for a horse; (b) a wedge or twisting stick used to tighten the lashings on a scaffold; (c) ?as surname [perh. belongs to warrok n.(1)].

114. weif n.

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Law (a) Property, including livestock, app. ownerless and hence subject to seizure and forfeiture, abandoned goods; weif and strai (b) a piece of such property, a stray domestic animal; weifs and

115. wer(re n.

Additional spellings: werre
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(a) Large-scale military conflict between countries, peoples, rulers, etc. or between factions or forces within a single country, war, warfare;—also pl.; wer faringe, q.v.; open (pleine) wer, open…

116. windas n.

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(a) An apparatus for hoisting or hauling, a windlass, winch; windas rolle, some part of a windlass, ?a pulley; windas stok, a post for mounting a windlass, a windlass bitt; water windas, a windlass…

117. zǒuche n.

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(a) A tree trunk or large log [quot. may be AF]; (b) in surnames and place name.