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1. benger(e n.

Additional spellings: bengere
2 quotations in 1 sense
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A grain bin; the hopper of a mill.

2. benk n.

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(a) A bench, a seat; esp., a long, backless seat; (b) a royal seat, the throne of a ruler; setten on benk, to put (sb.) on a throne, do honor to (sb.); (c) benk ende, the end of the bench.

3. n.

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A dwelling; farm, village, town; bi-milne, town mill. [Common in place names and field names of the East Midland and the North (the Danelaw). See A. H. Smith PNElem. 1.66, & the thorp, by, tun map in…

4. bing n.

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A coffer; a bin.

5. bọ̄th n.

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(a) A stall at a market or fair, a merchant's shop; ?also, house of prostitution [L meritorium]; (b) a temporary dwelling, arbor of branches, tent, hut; also a poor dwelling, a hovel; (c) in personal…

6. brāke(n n.

Additional spellings: braken
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(a) Any one of a variety of ferns [see quot. ?a1450 Agnus Castus]; bracken; (b) brake bush, a fern thicket; (c) brake of fern, fern-brake, a thicket of fern; (d) in place names [see A. H. Smith PNElem

7. clint n.

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(a) A ledge of rock; a cliff, steep bank; (b) in place names.

8. cros n.

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(a) A cross for crucifixion, a gibbet; (b) the cross of Christ; holi cros; Exaltacioun of the cros, a feast, Sept. 14; feste of the holi cros, feast of the Invention of the Cross, May 3; (c) winnen

9. dam n.

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(a) A dam; also, the bank (of a stream); (b) dam bord, a sluice gate.

10. garsel n.

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Brushwood used for fencing.

11. gil(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: gile
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(a) The gill of a fish; (b) gil fish, a kind of stockfish.

12. golf n.

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A heap of sheaves in a barn; prob. the heap of grain between any two upright posts of the barn.

13. hals n.

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(a) The neck; hongen bi the hals, to hang (sb.) with a rope around the neck; fro hals to croupoun, from neck to rump; hals gund [OE heals-gund], a neck tumor; also in asseveration: bi mi hals; (b) the…

14. harwe n.

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(a) A harrow for cultivating land, a drag; gon at harwe, to drive a harrow; (b) fig. the Old or New Testament; the power of Love (with pun on arwe); also, in proverb; (c) harwe tind (toth), a tooth of…

15. hā̆ver n.(2)

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(a) The cereal grain, oats; (b) haver bern, haver gerner, a storehouse for oats; haver bred, oaten bread; haver cake, a loaf made from oaten flour; also as surname; haver mele, oaten flour; (c) haver

16. hein n.

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(a) An enclosed piece of land; in hide and in hein, in field and in enclosure, everywhere, completely [?nonce phr. due to exigencies of rime]; (b) hein wod-silver, the commutation of the service of…

17. hilder n.

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(a) The European elder (Sambucus nigra); hilder tre; (b) hilder tre, ?the European alder [see alder n. (1)]; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.274].

18. īren n.

229 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Iron, as ore, metal, or commodity; of iren, made of iron or consisting of iron parts; (b) a piece of iron; things made of iron; (c) filinge (limature) of iren, iron filings; filth (rust) of iren

19. kē̆r n.

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(a) Low, swampy ground; a marsh, bog, fen; ker miln, a mill by a marsh; ker side, the side of a marsh; (b) a marsh overgrown with alders or other small trees or shrubs; alder ker.

20. kide n.

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(a) The young of a goat; kide lomb; (b) the meat of a young goat; -- often pl.; also, a carcass of a kid slaughtered for meat or prepared as a dish; (c) kides blod, the blood of a young goat; kide

21. lāthe n.(2)

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(a) The movable batten of a handloom; (b) some kind of supporting frame or scaffold; (c) a device used by coopers, ?a turning lathe; lathe stok, ?the framework of such a device; lathe oke, ?error for…

22. loppe n.(1)

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(a) A spider; loppe web, a spider's web, cobweb; (b) a flea; (c) pl. the flies of the fourth plague of Egypt; (d) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.26].

23. midding n.

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(a) A dunghill, manure pile; (b) as a type of something vile; midding pit, a dung pit; (c) in place name [see Smith PNElem. 2.40].

24. mīre n.(2)

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An ant; also, as surname.

25. nap n.(3)

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A suck, draught.

26. plǒugh n.

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(a) A plow; also, a plow with its draft animal(s; --also coll.; (b) gates of the plough, furrows; plough lenge, the length of a plowshare; ?the length of a plow; (c) gon (gangan) at the plough, gon

27. rison n.

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A stalk of corn, head of oats.

28. rug n.

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?Light, misty rain.

29. rump(e n.

Additional spellings: rumpe
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(a) The rump of a quadruped mammal; also, the tail; also, an animal rump as food for a hawk; (b) the rump of a person, posterior; (c) as surname.

30. scab(be n.

Additional spellings: scabbe
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(a) Any of various skin diseases characterized by itching, pustules, ulceration, etc.; also, the pustule characteristic of such diseases [quot.: a1398, 1st]; also, scabby or scaly condition of the…

31. slant(e n.

Additional spellings: slante
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In phrase: on slant, at an angle, obliquely [cp. aslant(e adv.]; he shal on slant, he shall stagger or have a fall; -- ?used fig. he shall come to grief.

32. slugge n.(1)

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(a) A lazy person; (b) slothfulness, the sin of sloth; also person.

33. tā̆p n.

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An idiot, a fool.

34. thixel n.

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An adz; a kind of ax; thixel gouge, an adz with a concave blade; staf (?ston) thixel, ?a long handled ax (?an ax for working stone).

35. thrē̆ve n.

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(a) A measure of wheat, straw, etc., usu. containing 12 or 24 sheaves [see Zupko Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles s.v. thrave]; (b) a large number, a multitude; a crowd of…

36. tip(pe n.(1)

Additional spellings: tippe
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(a) The extreme end of something, usu. rounded or pointed; also, a metal or other attachment to the end of something; (b) in cpd.: tip to, the end of the toe;—used in pl.; also, the end of a bird's…

37. trust n.

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(a) Confidence (in sb. or sth.), reliance (on sb. or sth.), trust; haven trust, to have confidence (in sb. or sth.), rely (on sb. or sth.); with inf.: haven more trust..thanne, think it preferable (to…

38. tū̆lk(e n.

Additional spellings: tulke
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(a) A man; a soldier, fighting man; also used with ref. to God [quot. c1400(?c1380), 1st]; (b) as surname.

39. twinling(e n.

Additional spellings: twinlinge
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(a) One of two children born at a single birth, a twin; a pair of children or animal progeny born at a single birth, twins; twinling of men (wommen), a male (female) twin; twinling of notes or of

40. upbrixle n.

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An object of reproach.

41. wāre n.(5)

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Suppurated matter, pus, ichor; ?also, ear wax [2nd quot.].

42. whin n.(1)

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(a) Common furze, gorse (Ulex europaeus); a gorse plant or clump; also, any of several similarly spiky plants; pl. a clump or quantity of gorse (b) whin bush (tre), a gorse plant or clump; whin

43. whirl n.

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(a) A small circular weight placed on a spindle to serve as a flywheel, a pulley used in the operation of a spinning wheel, a spindle whorl; ?also, a small circular object serving to attach or hold…

44. whirl-gig n.

Additional spellings: whirlgig
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(a) A child’s top, a whirligig; (b) ?a rotating device, perh. a treading wheel, used to wind things up into a tower.

45. wī̆ke n.(2)

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A corner of a part of the body; the wike of the eie; the thinne wikes, the temples; share wikes, ?the groin.

46. wiker n.

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(a) A thin, pliant stalk of a plant used for weaving, thatching, etc.;—also coll.; (b) a mat made of wicker.

47. windou(e n.

Additional spellings: windoue
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(a) An opening in the wall of a building, ship, etc., used to admit air or light and usu. fitted with a frame and glass or some similar material; also, a window fitting; in a (yon) windou, on the

48. wing(e n.

Additional spellings: winge
132 quotations in 10 senses
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An organ of flight, usu. paired: (a) a wing of a creature whose sole or primary means of locomotion is flight (a bird, an insect, a bat, etc.);—occas. with sg. for pl.; also in fig. context; also, fig

49. wisker n.

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A fan; also, a switch or fly swatter.

50. wō̆nd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: wonde
78 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) A sapling; also fig.; a cutting; also, a branch; tre (treen) wond; under wond, in the woods; wode wond, coll. branches (b) in stock similes and prov. expressions; (c) wond penies, a customary…

51. wō̆nd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wonde
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(a) Hesitation, vacillation; also [last quot.], ?a reason for hesitation; ?error for won(e n.(3) 1.(a); withouten wond; (b) fear; haven wond, to be afraid.

52. wrō n.

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(a) An isolated or remote place, an out-of-the-way spot; a corner, nook; also, fig. a passage in a text [quot. c1400]; from ech a wro, from every nook and cranny, from everywhere;—used in fig.