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1. berbẹ̄ne n.

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Vervain Verbena officinalis; berbene lef.

2. bille n.

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(a) A formal document (embodying a will, a permit, etc.); fig. a list or inventory; (b) a papal bull.

3. cedūle n.

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(a) A piece of paper or parchment containing writing; a written document, letter, etc.; (b) a brief document attached to a roll or enclosed in a letter, and usually containing a list of names or bill…

4. champartīe n.

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Law The practice of aiding a litigant for a share of the matter in dispute, champerty.

5. endōsen v.

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Law (a) To confirm or approve (a charter, bill, agreement, etc.), [orig. by writing on the back of the document];--also fig.; (b) to approve a reply to (a petition), to grant (a petition) under seal…

6. fermisǒun n.

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The closed season in which it is not lawful to hunt male deer; bi fermisounes, in fermisoun time, during the closed season on male deer; flourished of fermisoun, fattened in the closed season.

7. frank(e)lein, -in, -en n.

Additional spellings: frankelein, franklin, franklen
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(a) A landowner and member of the gentry ranking immediately below the nobility; a freeman, a gentleman; franklein of toun, a free citizen, an owner of property in a town, a burgess; (b) as a personal…

8. gāble n.(2)

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(a) A heavy rope or cable used on a ship; (b) a heavy rope; (c) gable rop, a carpenter's rope.

9. panāde n.

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A long knife or dagger.

10. pichtel n.

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(a) A small, enclosed piece of land; a pightle; (b) in place names; -- often preceded by the genitive of a personal name.

11. podōrius n.

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Mus. ?The hypodorian mode.

12. prīse n.(1)

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(a) The taking of something; an exaction, taxation, requisition; (b) something or somebody captured, booty, prey; (c) something requisitioned for the king; (d) the king's customs; also, something…

13. quẹ̄̆ristē̆r n.

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(a) A member of a church choir, chorister; a choir-boy; (b) an angel as member of the celestial choir.

14. quishin n.

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(a) A cushion, bolster, or pillow; a cushion for the arm or for sitting or kneeling on; also, a hassock or footstool; (b) quishin(es cloth, a case or cover for a cushion.

15. rāsen v.(1)

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(a) To scrape (sth.); also, shave (sb., somebody's crown); (b) to make erasures; erase (writing, a passage of writing, etc.); scrape (a page, book) clean; emend (a document) by erasure; rasen awei

16. raspīse n.

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A sweet wine; also, rose-colored wine.

17. relẹ̄f(e n.

Additional spellings: relefe
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(a) That which is left over or left behind, remains, remnants, residue; -- often pl.; also, a legacy, charitable bequest; also, dregs; relef of brucus, what the bruchus leaves; (b) rabble, ruins; (c)…

18. rērāǧe n.

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(a) The condition of being in arrears or in debt; also fig.; -- also pl.; rolles of rerage, records of indebtedness; casten in rerage, to find (sb.) in arrears; fallen (rennen) in rerage, go into…

19. rēsalgar n.

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Arsenic disulfide, realgar.

20. rescǒuen v.

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(a) To rescue or deliver (sb.) from captivity, fire, death, hell, abduction, etc.; keep (sb. from hell, death); also, raise (sb.) from the dead; (b) to aid (sb. in battle or under siege), relieve…

21. residence n.

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(a) The condition of dwelling somewhere; dwelling place; also, eccl. of a clergyman: the fact of being in residence where his duties are performed; holden (kepen) residence, to dwell, reside, live…

22. rewarden v.

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(a) To give a reward; reward (sb.); (b) hunt. to reward (a hound or hawk), esp. with a part of the game; (c) to reward (affection, good deeds, etc.); -- also without obj.; (d) to pay (sb.) for goods…

23. riban n.

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(a) Ribbon, edging material, riban frenge; (b) a ribbon; an ornamental band or border, trimming; an ornament, a necklace; ?a bracelet, an anklet; (c) = filaterie n.(d).

24. rīnocephales n. plural

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Fire-breathing monsters.

25. rīs n.(2)

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(a) The edible seed or grain of the grass Oriza sativa, rice; (b) ris flour, flour (of) ris, rice flour; ris mele, mele of ris, rice meal; poudre of ris, powdered rice; (c) cook. a dish made of rice…

26. rō̆che n.(2)

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(a) A large rock formation; a cliff, rocky height, crag; a rocky area; also fig.; roche wal; (b) a rock in the sea or a river; a reef, rocky island; also, a cliff by the sea; (c) a cave, tunnel, or…

27. rok(ke n.(1)

Additional spellings: rokke
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(a) Rock; a rock, stone, esp. a large rock or rocky outcropping; (b) a large rock or crag along the seacoast or in the sea; (c) a rocky outcropping on a mountain, cliff, precipice; rok side; (d) a…

28. rolle n.

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(a) A scroll; a scroll with its contained text; a roll of prayers [quot.: 1454]; (b) a roll used in the game of rage-man [see rage-man n.3.(b)]; rage-man rolle; (c) rolle of wacche, a scroll on which…

29. rō̆sī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: rosine
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(a) A distillate of turpentine, rosin; also, resin; (b) rosin clene (coiled, pured), god (clene) rosin, high-grade rosin or resin; red rosin, whit (drie) rosin.

30. rǒuel n.(2)

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(a) A small wheel with radial points forming the extremity of a spur, a rowel; riden on rouel, to ride spurring; (b) a small wheel; a circular frame; also, the representation of a wheel or disk; rouel

31. rǒuncī n.

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(a) A charger, steed; (b) a riding horse; (c) a pack horse, workhorse; (d) a kind of small horse; (e) in phrase: queue de rounci, nag's tail, a comic title for a dish; (f) as surname.

32. rǒundel n.

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(a) An ornamental ball or knop; also, a medicinal pellet [quot.: ?c1450]; (b) a round slice of leek or onion; a round loaf of bread; (c) roundel of the eie, the iris of the eye; (d) a ripple resulting…

33. rūbarbe n.

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(a) A plant of the genus Rheum, either Rheum officinale or Rheum palmatum; also, the rootstock of this plant used medicinally; jus rubarbe, juice from this plant; pelotes (pilules) of rubarbe, pills…

34. ruffīne adj.

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Reddish.

35. russet n.

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(a) The color russet, grey or dull red, brown, etc., suitable for working clothes; (b) a serviceable woolen cloth, usu. of plain or subdued color & usu. worn by the poor or by workingmen (also by the…

36. sā̆belīn(e n.

Additional spellings: sabeline
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The fur of the sable.

37. sāble n.

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(a) The European sable (Martes zibellina); (b) the fur or pelt of the sable; (c) the color black; blak sable; blak as (blakker than) sable; (d) a black garment, black clothing, mourning clothes; (e) h

38. sai n.(2)

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Silk; sai worm, the silkworm (Bombyx mori).

39. salā̆rī(e n.

Additional spellings: salarie
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(a) Compensation, payment, esp. a salary or compensation periodically paid for regular service [sometimes difficult to distinguish from (b)]; also fig.; (b) a payment for a specific service or limited…

40. sā̆l-petre n.

Additional spellings: salpetre
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Saltpeter (potassium nitrate); ?also, gunpowder.

41. sandal n.

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(a) A kind of shoe, consisting of a sole fastened to the foot by thongs, a sandal; (b) a richly made shoe worn by popes and bishops.

42. sanicle n.

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(a) The European sanicle (Sanicula europaea); (b) a type of orchid.

43. santa n.

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A female saint.

44. Sarasī̆n(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: Sarasine
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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

45. sarpler(e n.

Additional spellings: sarplere
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A large canvas sack, used esp. for packing wool or fleeces; also, a bale of wool, containing two sacks; also, the weight of a bale of wool.

46. sartrīe n.

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(a) The workshop of the tailors in a monastic house; (b) in surnames.

47. satī̆n n.

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(a) A smooth, lustrous, silken cloth, satin; also, a piece of such cloth; (b) satin doutremer, imported satin; satin figure, satin brocade; tinsel satin, satin brocaded with gold or silver; bridels of

48. sauce n.

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(a) A condiment for meat, fish, fowl, etc., a sauce; also, a pickling liquid, brine; (b) fig. of (a); (c) a curative or preventive preparation; a medicinal sauce; (d) cook. in combs.: sauce blaunk

49. saucerī(e n.

Additional spellings: saucerie
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(a) The department in a great household whose job is to make sauces; also, coll. the members of such a department; (b) the place where sauces are made; (c) in surnames.

50. saundre n.

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(a) Sandalwood, the wood of any of several trees of the species Santalum, esp. the white sandalwood (Santalum album) and the red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus); also, a small piece of sandalwood…

51. sausiǧe n.

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A sausage; ?also, error for sanicle [2nd quot.].

52. sausister n.

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A sausage.

53. scache n.

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A scaffolding pole.

54. scakker n.

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A room or building in a monastery in which a monastic official kept his accounts.

55. scapelen v.

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To rough-hew (stone); square (a block of stone); also, ppl. scapeld as adj.

56. scapulārī(e n.

Additional spellings: scapularie
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A sleeveless garment usu. worn by religious, scapular; ?also, a body belt.

57. scarlē̆t n.

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The color scarlet; also, scarlet dye; red scarlet.

58. scī̆atica n.

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(a) The disease sciatica; (b) an attack of the disease.

59. scǒuren v.(2)

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(a) To scour, polish; polish or scour (metal, a pot, etc.); furbish (armor); ?also, fig. of a day: be bright and clear [quot.: a1375]; scouren bright (clene, neue), make (sth.) bright (clean, new) by…

60. scrābrǒun n.

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A hornet.

61. scratten v.

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(a) To scratch (sb., the face, etc.) with the nails; ppl. scratted, scratched (by thorns, etc.); (b) to scratch with the nails; (c) in surname.

62. scrōphulārīe n.

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A plant or an herb of the genus Scrophularia.

63. scrōphul(e n.

Additional spellings: scrophule
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(a) A scrofulous growth or lump; ?also, sg. & pl. scrofula; (b) as adj.: scrofulous.

64. scūāǧe n.

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A royal tax levied on land, originally paid in commutation of military service, scutage; also, the obligation to pay such tax.

65. seisen v.

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(a) To take possession; take possession of (a country, city, land, goods, etc.); seize (sth.) by force; capture (sth.); also fig.; also, take legal possession of (sth.), confiscate; seisen on, usurp…

66. senẹ̄̆ n.(1)

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The powdered leaves or pods of senna, a plant of the genus Cassia, esp. the Alexandrian senna (C. acutifolia) or Tinnevelly senna (C. augustifolia).

67. seneshal n.

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(a) A principal officer, usu. knighted, in charge of the domestic affairs of a king's or an emperor's household; also, the title of the chief administrator of a king's or lord's lands and estates…

68. sē̆nith n.

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Astron. (a) The point in the sky directly overhead, the zenith; also, the part of an astrolabe representing the zenith; (b) the azimuth reading or bearing of a heavenly body.

69. sensitī̆f adj.

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(a) Of a bodily organ, a part of the body: having feeling or sensation, sensitive; also, as noun: a part of the body having sensation; (b) sensitif actes, actes sensitif, the sensory functions (of the…

70. sē̆questerer n.

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An official who holds disputed property in trust during arbitration or litigation.

71. serǧeaunt n.

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(a) A servingman, servant; an officer in a lord's retinue, an attendant; ?a man [quot.: 1372]; an altar server [quot.: 1429]; (b) fig. a servant of God, hell, etc.; (c) the head of a specific…

72. serǧeauntīe n.

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(a) Tenure of land as recompense for services or goods rendered to the king; the land held or governed under such an arrangement; graunt sergeauntie, land tenure on condition of personal service…

73. serǧeauntrīe n.

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(a) Land tenure for services or goods rendered to the king; (b) the office of sergeant.

74. serpentārī(e n.

Additional spellings: serpentarie
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(a) = serpentin(e n.(a); (b) a kind of still or retort.

75. sextein(e n.

Additional spellings: sexteine
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(a) An officer of a church or religious house who cares for the buildings, ornaments, vestments, etc., and who attends to bell-ringing, burials, etc., a sexton; (b) as surname.

76. sextrī n.

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(a) A room in a church in which vestments, furnishings, and other possessions are kept, vestry, sacristy; (b) in surname.

77. siccidis n.

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?The wild cucumber [cp. cucomer n.2.].

78. sirō̆n n.

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A shoot, sprout.

79. sirup n.

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(a) Med. A thick viscous liquid, usu. made from herbs boiled with sugar; also fig.; (b) sirup acetous, a decoction of honey or sugar with vinegar; sirup egre, bitter (egre, sour) sirup, any…

80. sō̆le n.

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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)

81. solempnisāciǒun n.

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(a) The religious or ceremonial celebration (of an event or of marriage); also, a celebration (of marriage); (b) religious rites, the celebrating of religious festivals; (c) solemn discourse.

82. sǒmer n.(2)

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(a) A packhorse; -- also coll.; somer bai (hors); somer driven, forced to ride a packhorse; somer folwer, one who follows packhorses in a train; somer ledere, a driver of packhorses; somer sadel, a…

83. somnen v.

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(a) To urge (sb. to do sth.), invite, call upon; order (sb. to do sth.); -- also with that clause; ben somned, be called upon (to do sth.), be obliged; ben somned to, be invited to (a feast); (b) ?to…

84. sompter n.

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(a) One who drives a packhorse; sompter hors, a packhorse; sompter man; (b) as surname.

85. sophistrī(e n.

Additional spellings: sophistrie
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(a) Subtle but fallacious reasoning, usu. used to deceive, sophistry; also, the use of cunning and deceitful traps, nonverbal trickery [quot. c1450]; (b) that part of logic dealing with sophismata…

86. sō̆r(e adj.(1)

Additional spellings: sore
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(a) Of a horse: reddish-brown; as noun: a sorrel horse; sor bausand, a piebald sorrel horse; sor grisel, a grayish sorrel horse; red sor, reddish-brown; also, a reddish-brown horse; (b) of a hawk in…

87. soudan n.

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(a) The supreme ruler of one of the medieval Moslem states, the Sultan; the soudan; (b) soudan of babiloine (perse, sirie, sirie and of egipte), the Sultan of Egypt (Persia, Syria, Syria and Egypt)…

88. soume n.

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?A plough trace, often of iron.

89. spalanǧe n.

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A kind of venomous spider.

90. sparre n.

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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…

91. spatimene n.

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Surg. An instrument used to cut bone, a trepan.

92. spauler n.

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An ornamental shoulder band worn by ecclesiastics on the upper part of the alb, one on each shoulder.

93. spīcer n.

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(a) A dealer in spices, an apothecary; spicer(es shoppe, an apothecary's shop; spicer wif, a female apothecary; (b) in surnames.

94. spīcerī(e n.

Additional spellings: spicerie
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(a) An aromatic substance; a spice; also fig. [quot. c1400]; coll. spices; also, spice plants; spiceri menginge, blending of aromatic spices; grounden (poudre of) spiceri, ground spices; (b) a spice…

95. spinace n.

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A small ship capable of carrying 25 men, a pinnace.

96. spinache n.

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(a) The herb Spinacea oleraceo, spinach; also, ?a plant of the genus Cichorium [quots. ?a1450 & a1500 Hrl.2378 Recipes]; pl. spinach leaves; (b) as surname.

97. springald n.

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(a) A siege machine used for hurling stones and other heavy projectiles, a catapult; also, the missile thrown by such a catapult; also fig.; (b) as surname.

98. squār(e adj.

Additional spellings: square
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(a) Having a square surface or covering a square area; in the shape of a square; of a formation of troops: square in outline; of a cloister: four-sided, rectangular; also, of walls: enclosing a square…

99. squāren v.

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(a) To make (sth.) square in shape; cut (a trencher) to a square shape; mark (sth.) out as a square; ppl. squared, made square in outline; square in shape; of a cart: having a square floor; squared

100. squiballes n. plural

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Hard excrement; hard squiballes.