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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. rōs-marīn(e n.

Additional spellings: rosmarin, ros-marine, rosmarine
15 quotations in 1 sense
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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) or a similar herb.

3. Sarasī̆n(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: Sarasine
88 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A Turk; also, an Arab; also, a Moslem; -- often with ref. to the Crusades; Sarasin hed, the head of a Saracen; (b) a heathen, pagan; an infidel; (c) as a type of non-Christian; Sarasin or jeu, jeu

4. sein(e n.

Additional spellings: seine
14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A fishing net; a dragnet; (b) a place in which one has the right to fish with a net; a fishing right; also, the quantity of fish one has the right to catch; (c) med. a thread, bristle, or number…

5. seraphī̆n n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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Theol. (a) An angel of the first order (ranking above cherub) in the hierarchy of nine orders; the name of this first order; also, the name of the second highest order of angels [quot.: c1390]; (b) a…

6. sester n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A vessel for holding liquid; ?a brewing vat [2nd quot.]; (b) a liquid measure; sester ful; (c) a dry measure; (d) sester peni, an annual tax imposed upon commercial brewers of beer.

7. shā̆mel n.

41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A footstool; also fig.; also, the raised section of the floor on which the altar stands, a footpace [2nd quot.]; shamel of fet, fot shamel [OE fōt-sceamol]; bok shamel, a bookstand; (b) a bench…

8. shrīn(e n.

Additional spellings: shrine
59 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A repository in which a holy object or the relics of a saint are kept, a reliquary, shrine; also, a richly built and decorated tomb for a saint; (b) ben in shrin, to lie in a shrine, be enshrined…

9. sī̆gne n.

285 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) An indication; proof, evidence; a characteristic, mark; (b) in signe of, as a token of (sth.), as an indication of (sth.); also, as a testimony to (sth.), as a memento of (sth.); in signe that, to…

10. sō̆le n.

70 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The sole of the human foot; also, the under surface of an animal's hoof; fot sole; (b) a sole of a (the, his) sole, the sole of the fot, the sole of his (thi) fet, the soles of the (his, here)

11. sponǧe n.

41 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A piece of the elastic, absorbent, and porous spongin skeleton of various species of Porifera, a sponge; (b) the sponge as an instrument of the Passion, the sponge soaked with vinegar and gall…

12. sw- consonant clust.

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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…

13. tempren v.

216 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To be mixed (with sth.); combine (ingredients), blend (a mixture of ingredients); also, be mixed with (sth.) [quot. c1400 Why werre]; tempren (al) togeder, tempren up; (b) tempren with, to mix…

14. trǒut n.

40 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Any of several food or game fish of the genus Salmo, prob. including the common trout (S. fario) and salmon trout (S. salar) and perh. also the sea trout (S. trutta);—freq. as a commodity; (b) a…