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1. frē̆sh adj.

219 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) Of recent making or occurrence, new, recent; fresh age, childhood or youth; fresh deluge, a new (or second) deluge; fresh and newe; (b) fresh god, a new or strange god, any god other than the…

2. hē̆ring n.

70 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A herring Clupea harengus; (b) red hering, smoked herring; whit hering, herring salted but not smoked; (c) hering barel, a cask for herring; hering breder (carter), one who roasts (hauls) herring…

3. 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.

4. pī̆k(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pike
124 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A spike; a pointed tip or spike on a staff, pole, weapon, instrument of torture, etc.; a spike affixed to a door or wall; also, a spike used to tear or wound someone; also fig.; → of iren, an iron…

5. 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…

6. wē̆ld(e n.

Additional spellings: welde
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(a) A flowering plant variously to be identified with weld (Reseda luteola) or woad (Isatis tinctoria) [the latter esp. when glossing L sandix or gaisdo];—sometimes used medicinally or to make dye…