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1. anelās n.

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(a) A two-edged stiletto or dagger; (b) a spike [see quot.].

2. antiphonē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: antiphonere
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A book containing a collection of antiphones [cp. anteme] and, it seems, also other sacred songs; antiphoner noted, an antiphoner with musical notation.

3. bidel n.

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One who makes announcements or carries messages and performs other services on the authority of a lord, court, guild, etc.; herald, town crier, summoner; bidel hod, a beadle's hood; bidel land (a…

4. Britaine n.

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The island on which England, Cornwall, Wales, and Scotland are (or were) situated, or those parts of the island held by Celts after the Anglo-Saxon conquest; also, specif., Wales, Cornwall; Britaine

5. bush n.(1)

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(a) A woods, grove; thicket, underbrush; bank and bush, hill and (wooded) dale; under the bush, in (the shelter of) the woods; (b) rank growth.

6. cǒmplī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: compline
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Eccl. (a) The last of the seven daily services or 'hours' (following even-song vespers) observed by monastics and priests of the Roman Church; complin; houre of complin; don complin, saien complin,

7. compotiste, -ister n.

Additional spellings: compotister
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An expert in computing the calendar; computer (of the calendar).

8. fēmē̆l(e, -āl(e adj. & n.

Additional spellings: femele, femal, female
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(a) Of man and animals: female; a female; (b) femel complexioun, the physiological 'constitution' of a female (in accordance with the 'humor' theory).

9. hauberk n.

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(a) A coat of mail; also, plate armor or a coat of mail reinforced with plates; -- sometimes used interchangeably with habergeoun; (b) chain mail worn over a hair shirt as a form of penance; (c) fig.

10. malencolī(e n.

Additional spellings: malencolie
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(a) One of the four humors, black bile; a bodily fluid which helps to form and nourish the body; -- not pathological unless present in excessive amounts; also, an altered form of black bile [see (b)]…

11. maskel n.

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(a) Spot, mark; blemish; (b) pl. the strands or cords of a net; also, the openings between the strands or cords of a net; (c) gise of maskel, ?lozenge shaped.

12. parchemī̆nē̆r n.

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(a) One who makes or sells parchment; (b) as surname.

13. phēnīcienes n. plural

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Phoenicians.

14. pikeis n.

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(a) A pickax, a tool used for breaking up and digging up ground, breaking up walls, quarrying, etc. (often identified with other tools, such as a mattock, spade, hoe, etc.); also fig.; ?also, a tool…

15. pilcraft(e n.

Additional spellings: pilcrafte
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A paragraph mark; a paragraph; also, an asterisk.

16. receit(e n.

Additional spellings: receite
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A sum or an amount of money received by a person, guild, church, etc.; an income; -- also pl.; forein receit [see also forein adj. 5.(b)].

17. 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…

18. sai n.(2)

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

19. sai(e n.

Additional spellings: saie
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(a) An esteemed variety of woolen cloth, perh. rather heavy; ?also, a small piece of such cloth [quot.: ?c1475]; double sai, such cloth in two layers; worsted sai, a piece of worsted; (b) a curtain…

20. san-dragǒun n.

Additional spellings: sandragoun
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(a) The red juice or resin of the dragon tree (Dracaena draco); (b) cook. a sweetened pottage named for the color produced by adding this red juice.

21. scāle n.(1)

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(a) A scale of a fish, serpent, fabulous creature, etc.; also fig.; pl. used as pun on the name of Thomas de Scales, killed in 1460 [quot.: c1460]; (b) pl. the elytra of an insect; (c) ?the hide or…

22. scā̆r(re n.(1)

Additional spellings: scarre
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(a) The scar of a wound or sore, cicatrix; (b) the scab produced by cautery; (c) a remnant of a morbid tumor or glandular condition, anything morbid that remains when such a condition has been…

23. scismā̆cīe n.

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A schism in a church.

24. scot n.(2)

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(a) Payment for provision of food or drink at a social gathering, at a tavern, or to one's host or benefactor; one's share of such payment; paien scot; yeven scot, to contribute to a common feast; (b)…

25. seisī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: seisine
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Law: (a) Seizin, possession in freehold, freq. indicated or established by actual or physical possession; also, the right to something [quot.: c1436, 2nd]; also, the ceremony at which seizin is…

26. sigrī̆m n.

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A name for the wolf in beast fables.

27. simphā̆ner n.

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(a) A musician, prob. one who plays a musical instrument; ?a singer in a choir; (b) in surnames.

28. sirō̆n n.

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A shoot, sprout.

29. soume n.

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?A plough trace, often of iron.

30. 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…

31. standard n.

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(a) A flag or banner displayed from a pole in battle; also, a pole used to display a military ensign; a figure displayed as a military ensign; standard berere, a standard bearer; standard of treues, a…

32. stank n.

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(a) A pond, pool; a reservoir; a lake; also in fig. context [quot.: c1400]; stank hed, a dam or similar structure for controlling the water in a pond; stank medwe, a meadow in which there is a pond…

33. sulphur-vīve n.

Additional spellings: sulphurvive
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(a) Native or natural sulfur, used as a component of medicines and incendiary mixtures; (b) alch. ?sophic sulfur [cp. sulphur n. (c)].

34. tartel n.

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A round loaf of bread.

35. tonnel n.

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(a) A barrel for liquids or solids, cask, tun; tonnel hop; tonnel tre, ?a barrel stave; (b) a net for catching partridges or other birds; (c) ?a chimney shaft; (d) a strainer or colander.

36. tǒurnement n.

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(a) An exercise in the medieval martial arts, engaged in by knights, usu. mounted, and used to demonstrate prowess or hone skills; (b) a test or demonstration of physical skill;—used of the Olympic…

37. traǧedī(e n.

Additional spellings: tragedie
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(a) A literary work the subject of which is the hero's fall from prosperity into irremediable adversity; also, a sad, solemn, or edifying story; also person. [quot. a1420, 2nd]; (b) a tormented…

38. trameis n.

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The spring sowing or plowing; also, spring-sown grain.

39. turn(e n.

Additional spellings: turne
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A turn, rotation, or revolution about an axis or center; welkenes turn, the turning of the heavens.

40. turoneis n.

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A monetary unit based on the French silver tournois, usu. equivalent to one-fourth of the pound sterling; moneie of turoneis, pounde of turoneis; grot turoneis, a silver coin originally valued at 12…

41. venē̆nōsitẹ̄ n.

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Virulence, infection; also, purulence, suppuration.

42. vernish n.

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One or more kinds of resin or gum, or such held in solution and intended for use as a decorative or protective coating on wood or other material, varnish; ?also, varnish used as a vehicle or mordant…

43. vestiāriē̆re n.

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= vesterer n.

44. viste n.

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A kind of bottle or vessel.

45. voluptū̆ōsitẹ̄ n.

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Sensual pleasure, voluptuous enjoyment; indulgence in or devotion to sensual gratification, esp. sexual gratification; also, fig. & in fig. context; also, an occasion or instance of sensual…

46. vulgā̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: vulgare
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The native or common language of a nation, the vernacular.

47. warnestōr(e n.

Additional spellings: warnestore
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(a) Provisions of foodstuffs, provender; ?also, the action of provisioning [1st quot.]; pl. stores, supplies; in warnestor, in storage, in stock, on hand [last quot.] (b) military supplies, including…

48. waspail n.

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(a) Chaff and other matter remaining after threshing, used as fodder; (b) as surname.