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241. 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.

242. 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)].

243. wāferer n.

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(a) A maker or purveyor of wafers; also, a household official responsible for the making or obtaining of wafers; (b) as surname.

244. 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…

245. 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.

246. wandelard n.

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(a) As epithet: the scoundrel, traitor; (b) as surname.

247. wanlās(e n.

Additional spellings: wanlase
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(a) Hunt. A maneuver that intercepts and drives fleeing game back toward the hunters (b) a deceptive maneuver by which an army evades or intercepts its enemy; (c) trickery, deceit; also, a deception,…

248. 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)…

249. 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;…

250. wardǒun n.

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A variety of pear, used esp. for cooking, a warden pear; ?also, a warden-pear tree [quots. c1450 When the son & ?c1475 (glossing L volemus)]; wardoun peres, pere(s wardouns; pere) wardoun tre; char de

251. warecte n.

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Uncultivated farmland, fallow land.

252. 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.

253. 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

254. 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…

255. 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)].

256. 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

257. weif adj.

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Having the status of weif n., being without known or proven owner and so seized and forfeited; abandoned, stray.

258. weiven v.(1)

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(a) To fail (to do sth.); decline (to do sth.); also, disobey a command (that one do sth.) (b) to eschew (joy, a vice, etc.); refuse (a gift, food, etc.); also, decline (an office); (c) to resist…

259. Welshrī n.

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The Welsh stock or faction, Welshmen.

260. 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…