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1. benger(e n.

Additional spellings: bengere
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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. 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

5. burre n.(1)

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(a) The common burdock (Arctium lappa); ?also, some similar plant; (b) ?some member of the genus Rumex; ?R. crispus, ?R. obtusifolius; (c) cleavers (Galium aparine); (d) Christ's thorn (Paliurus…

6. cakelen v.

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(a) Of a fowl: to cackle, cluck, quack; of other birds: chatter, etc.; cakelen it out, make it known by cackling; (b) to talk volubly or foolishly, chatter, gossip; tell (sth.) in idle chatter or…

7. clint n.

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A ledge of rock; a cliff, steep bank.

8. cǒuren v.

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(a) To crouch, squat, or kneel; couren doun, couren on knes; (b) to cringe, cower; (c) fig. to lurk.

9. 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

10. dashen v.

36 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To strike (sb., sth.) violently, as with a weapon; dash to pieces, shatter; dashen to peces, dashen a two; dashen doun, strike or knock (sb., sth.) down; dashen out, knock or dash out (teeth, the…

11. dunch(e n.

Additional spellings: dunche
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A loud noise, crash; a blow.

12. garsel n.

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Brushwood used for fencing.

13. gil(e n.(1)

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

14. glenten v.

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(a) To move or turn quickly to one side; dodge, flinch; glenten aside, glenten beside; glenten aside on, to fall upon (enemies) from the side; (b) to change one's behavior, deviate; (c) glenten from

15. 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.

16. halk-essing n.

Additional spellings: halkessing
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Naut.?A beam used to reinforce the gunwales at an angle of the ship.

17. 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…

18. 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…

19. 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

20. hei interj.

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(a) Implying challenge, rebuttal, anger, derision; (b) indicating sorrow or concern; hei weilawei; (c) an exclamation of encouragement to dogs, esp. in hunting; (d) as a burden in songs and carols…

21. 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…

22. 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].

23. insprǒut n.

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A blowing in.

24. 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.

25. 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

26. knag(ge n.

Additional spellings: knagge
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A peg, fastener; hongen on knag, to hang (sb.) on a peg or hook; --?also intrans.

27. knap(pe n.(2)

Additional spellings: knappe
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A sharp blow or stroke.

28. 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].

29. 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].

30. mīre n.(2)

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An ant; also, as surname.

31. nap n.(3)

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A suck, draught.

32. nastī adj.

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Unclean, filthy.

33. picchen v.

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(a) To thrust (sth.), drive (a stake); picchen in (o, to, into), stick, thrust, or drive (sth.) into (sth.); surround (a wood) with a palisade [quot.: a1450, 1st]; (b) to pierce (sb. or sth.), stab…

34. pilken v.

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(a) Of a bird: to strike at or pick clean (sth.) with the bill; used fig.; (b) to deprive (sb.) of goods by exercise of power; (c) in surname.

35. 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

36. rappe n.

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(a) A blow, stroke; round rappes, hard blows; (b) a fart.

37. rison n.

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A stalk of corn, head of oats.

38. rug n.

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?Light, misty rain.

39. ruggen v.

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(a) To pull or stretch (sb. or sth.), tug at fiercely; -- also without obj.; also, torture (sb.) by pulling or stretching; (b) to drag (sb.); (c) to tear (sb. or sth.), tear (one's hair); ruggen and

40. saggen v.

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(a) To sink, be mired; (b) to sag, hang down unevenly; (c) ?to weaken; ?sink down.

41. shruggen v.

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(a) To move about, fidget, jiggle; (b) to shiver, shudder.

42. skei adj.

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(a) Of a horse: easily frightened; of a person: ?fastidious, particular; (b) ?as surname.

43. skulken v.

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(a) To go or move furtively, slink; also fig. of death; skulken aboute; skulken awei; -- also refl.; skulken oute, make a sneak attack; (b) to hide, lie concealed; ben skulked, be in hiding, be…

44. 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.

45. slengen v.

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(a) To throw (sb., an animal), cast; put (sb. on sth.) forcefully; (b) ?in surname.

46. slugge n.(1)

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

47. smīlen v.

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(a) To assume an expression of amusement or pleasure, smile; smilen at (of), smile at (sth.), be pleased or amused by (sth.); (b) to assume a pleasant, kindly expression; wear a smile; smilen among

48. snibben v.

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(a) To rebuke, reprove; reprove (sb.), rebuke; also, abuse (sb.); censure (sinful behavior); (b) to rebuke (sb.) for (just criticism); snibben of (for), reprove (sb.) for (sinful or improper conduct)…

49. snivelen v.

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(a) To run at the nose; sniffle; snivel, whine; ppl. snivelinge as adj.: congested, rheumy; sniveling, whining; (b) ?to slobber; ?stammer.

50. sprēth adj.

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?Spiritually weak or inadequate.

51. stǒmblen v.

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(a) Of a person, an animal: to stumble; trip; walk unsteadily; stagger so as to keep from falling; also in fig. contexts; (b) stomblen at, to trip over (sth.); bump into (sth.); stomblen at rishe and

52. sum conj.

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(a) As; ?also, error for soth adj. [quot. a1225]; sum that, where [cp. as conj. 10.]; as fer sum, so fer..sum, insofar as; so (as) sum, as, just as; also, as though [quot.Orm .3694]; swich (al-swich)

53. swalperen v.

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(a) To struggle in the water, splash about; (b) ben swalpird, of bodily humors: to be disturbed, be disordered.

54. thiggen v.

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(a) To ingest, drink; consume (food, drink); thiggen of, to drink from (pools of water); thiggen on et and on wet, consume (too much) in eating and drinking; also, in construction with infl. inf…

55. titerer n.

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A tattler, talebearer.

56. 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…

57. trusten v.

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(a) To be confident; also refl.; also, take heart, take courage [quot. c1384, 1st]; trusten in (of, on, to, unto, upon), have confidence in (sb., sth., oneself); rely on (sb. or sth.) for guidance…

58. twingen v.

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To afflict (sb.), torment, oppress.

59. upbrixle n.

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An object of reproach.

60. wāse n.

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(a) A bundle, bunch, or wisp, as of straw, pea plants, etc.; ?also, a clump of seaweed [glossing L alga; may belong to wose n.(2)]; ?also, flax [glossing L stuppa] (b) a torch; a bundle of straw…

61. 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

62. 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.

63. 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.

64. 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

65. wisker n.

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A fan; also, a switch or fly swatter.

66. witter adj.

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(a) Wise, prudent; knowledgeable; also, cunning, skilled, able [the precise gloss is determined by the context]; witter and wale (ware, wise), wise and witter; witter of eie, observant (b) requiring…

67. wraulen v.

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?To make a hostile sound, roar, or the like.

68. wrobben v.

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To babble on, prattle; wrobben ayenes, voice complaints; also, rail against (God).