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1. pit n.

200 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A natural or man-made depression in the ground, hole, pit, ditch; cave; also fig.; also, an open excavation from which some mineral product is obtained or in which some industrial process is…

2. rak n.(2)

40 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A rack, esp. for kitchen use; framework; a bar for hanging pots, etc.; a roasting spit or a support for a spit; fir rak; (b) a framework or rack for holding fodder for livestock, manger; -- also…

3. shok n.

14 quotations in 2 senses
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A group of sheaves of grain placed on end and leaning against one another in order to dry, a shock, stook; (b) fig.

4. sive n.

52 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A strainer, sieve; also, a fishing net [cp. sein(e n.(a)]; (b) in cpds. & combs.: sive makere; clensing sive; here sive, q.v.; heren sive; malt sive; mele sive; (c) in prov. expressions; (d) a dry…

5. sparre n.

45 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A piece of timber used in building; a rafter, beam; a board; -- also coll.; firre sparre; hilinge of sparres, a roof; joininge of sparres, a roof or building; maister sparre, a main beam or…

6. stọ̄̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: stothe
23 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) An upright piece of timber used as support in a wall, partition, etc. [quots. ?c1475 and a1500 may belong to sense 4]; stoth nail, nails of some kind used in fastening such timbers; (b) fig. a…

7. sw- consonant clust.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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For all words beginning with sw- from here to the end of this volume [of the print MED], the practice of the MED is to record all variant forms except those beginning with su-; forms with su- are…

8. twist n.

47 quotations in 5 senses
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That part of a hinge which consists of a plate or band affixed to a door, window, rudder, etc. and of an eye that turns on a pin or hook attached to a doorpost, etc.; ?also, a complete hinge [cp. heng