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1. rōver(e n.

Additional spellings: rovere
9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A pirate; rover of the se; (b) in surnames.

2. scǒmen v.

29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To skim impurities or fat from (a liquid); -- also without obj.; clarify (butter, honey); skim the surface of (the white of an egg); (b) ppl. scomed, skimmed; of butter, honey: clarified; (c)…

3. shel(le n.

Additional spellings: shelle
105 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) In general, the protective calcareous or chitinous outer covering of an invertebrate, a shell; (b) the shell of a mollusk, crustacean, or an echinoderm; also fig.; also in proverb; (c) shel fish […

4. shok n.

14 quotations in 2 senses
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A group of sheaves of grain placed on end and leaning against one another in order to dry, a shock, stook; (b) fig.

5. shǒut(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: shoute
17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A flat-bottomed boat, barge; (b) shout man, the master of a shoute; also, a sailor on a shoute; also as surname.

6. skipper(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: skippere
8 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The captain or master of a ship; (b) as surname [some quots. may belong to skipper(e n.(2)(c)].

7. sperling(e n.

Additional spellings: sperlinge
17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A fish of the family Clupeidae, esp. the sprat Clupea sprattus; ?also, a shoal of sprats [quot. ?a1500, 1st]; also, the pilchard Sardinia pilchardus; also, any small fish of the genus Merlangus

8. splent(e n.

Additional spellings: splente
38 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) One of the metal plates making up or reinforcing armor; also, ?one of a pair of armor pieces for protecting the lower part of the arm [quot. 1374]; splent of stele; (b) a slender piece of wood; a…

9. stā̆le n.(1)

1 quotation in 1 sense
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10. stour(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: stoure
22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A piece of wood, stick; a stake, post; also, a post supporting a canopy; (b) a stake or rod used in building, esp. in the wattle and daub construction of a wall; daubing stour; stikke and stour

11. tumblen v.

50 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To fall, fall down, fall to the ground; also, fall in battle, die; throw oneself down [quot. a1450]; also [quot. a1425], be brought down from a great height;—used fig.; of a building: collapse…

12. wẹ̄r(e n.(5)

Additional spellings: were
67 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A feeling or personal condition of doubt or uncertainty; also, hesitancy, indecision; double wer, a state of doubt or indecision between two alternatives; in (a) wer, in a state of doubt or…

13. wimble n.

21 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An auger used in woodworking, a gimlet, wimble; also person.; axel-man wimble, a wheelwright’s wimble; frensh wimble, ?a specially adapted variety of wimble associated with French designs or…

14. wrak n.(1)

11 quotations in 1 sense
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A wrecked ship, shipwreck; ship wrak; toward a wrak, on the verge of being wrecked; gon (ben igone) to wrak, of a ship: to suffer destruction on the water, be wrecked; also in fig. context.