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1. acelle n.

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Armpit.

2. adama(u)nt n.

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(a) A kind of precious stone; diamond; (b) adamant; fig. something indestructible and enduring, something impenetrable.

3. albeston n.

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A mineral reputed to be unquenchable when set on fire; ?the fiber asbestos as used for the wick of an ever-burning lamp; prob. confused with alabaster in quot. c1450.

4. āles n. (plural)

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The flaring sides or 'wings' (of the nostrils).

5. almerīe n.

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A place for storing or safekeeping: (a) a pantry or butlery; a safe for food; also said of the stomach [quot. a1398]; (b) a closet or wardrobe; (c) a cabinet, chest, or strongbox, as for valuables…

6. amit n.

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A Eucharistic vestment: amice [a linen scarf worn over the head and the shoulders].

7. antē̆me n.

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A musical composition based upon a scriptural text, sung in the Church Offices before each psalm and often repeated after the psalm, or after each verse of the psalm [see Karl Young, The Drama of the

8. antispasi(s n.

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Blood-letting performed on the corresponding opposite side of the body.

9. arcister n.

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One who professes the liberal arts.

10. asaleni n.

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A silly fellow, an upstart.

11. aube n.

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(a) An ecclesiastical vestment (usually of white linen) reaching to the ankles, an alb; also, the Greek poderis, the Hebrew ephod; (b) aube girdel, girdle used to gather the alb at the waist.

12. azarabacca(ra n.

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Asarabacca (Asarum Europaeum).

13. blite n.

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An herb; the garden beet.

14. burblen v.

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(a) To bubble, foam, effervesce; burblen out, burst out; -- intr. or refl.; (b) to welter or wallow (in blood, water); cp. burlen.

15. calamīte n.(1)

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A kind of frog.

16. cameliǒun n.

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(a) A chameleon; (b) a giraffe.

17. camere n.

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A harbor.

18. capstan n.

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Naut. A device for hauling up the anchor, etc.; capstan bar, capstan spoke, a capstan bar.

19. caul n.

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(a) Cabbage, kale, colwort, rape, mustard, or some other plant of the genus Brassica; also, any cultivated leafy vegetable, garden greens, pot-herbs; (b) wilde caul, wild mustard, charlock.

20. 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…