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1. anlē̆t n.

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(a) Face; (b) forehead; (c) appearance, looks; image.

2. bōle n.(1)

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(a) A bull; fre bole, a bull free to roam with the herd [see Homans Eng.Villagers 61-3]; (b) a steer or bullock.

3. butte n.(4)

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(a) The end of a spear or pike opposite the head, butt; (b) naut.?the end of a plank in a ship's side; ?also, one of the planks.

4. cavel n.

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(a) The drawing of lots or a lot so drawn; casten cavel(es, draw lots; cavel fell, the lot fell (upon sb.); (b) a splinter or fragment.

5. craulen v.

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(a) To swarm, crawl; ben crauling, be crawling (with worms); (b) fig. to drag oneself, walk slowly.

6. crike n.(1)

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(a) An inlet of the sea, cove, small estuary; also, a small stream, creek; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.6]; (c) in personal names.

7. cringle n.

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In place names only [see Smith PNElem. 2.7]: a circle, bend.

8. cunte n.

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(a) A woman's private parts; cunte-beten, impotent (man); (b) the corresponding organ(s) of a female animal; (c) sexual intercourse; (d) in place names and surnames; grope cunte lane [see gropen v.]…

9. draf n.

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(a) Refuse of grain, chaff, husks; ?also, bran; fig. the worthless part of something; (b) waste parts of grapes or olives after removal of juice or oil; also fig.; (c) solid parts of leaves or herbs…

10. draught n.

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(a) The action of pulling, a pull, pulling in harness; (b) pulling or drawing a net to catch birds or fish; (c) the drawing of water from a well; drawing of liquor from a cask, etc.; (d) one cut of a…

11. drift n.

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(a) Driving cattle to pasture; (b) a drove or herd; a group of persons; drift of fisheres.

12. flekked ppl.

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Spotted, variegated; checkered.

13. Flē̆ming n.

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(a) A native of Flanders; a person of Flemish birth or ancestry; ?a peddler [Competition in trade colored the Englishman's view of the Flemmings from the 14. cent. on; see esp. quots. 1390, a1450…

14. gēring n.

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(a) ?A lecher; (b) ?a greedy person.

15. gessen v.

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(a) To infer (sth.) from observation, etc.; perceive, find out; gessen in, gessen of, perceive (sth.) in (sb.), suspect; (b) with clause as obj.: to conclude (that sth. is true or will happen)…

16. glōren v.

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To shine, gleam, glow; glisten; gloren fair, to shine bright but have only seeming excellence; glorand glede, a glowing ember.

17. greive n.

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(a) A steward; headman of a town or village; also, a royal official; (b) as surname; also in cpds.: bern greive, fen greive [see also plough greive, wode greive].

18. harwe n.

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(a) A harrow for cultivating land, a drag; gon at harwe, to drive a harrow; (b) fig. the Old or New Testament; the power of Love (with pun on arwe); also, in proverb; (c) harwe tind (toth), a tooth of…

19. herre n.(2)

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(a) Liege lord, sovereign, chief; a superior (secular or ecclesiastical); haven (holden) for herre, to acknowledge (sb.) as lord, do homage to; (b) a nobleman; (c) a warrior; (d) ?the sire of a horse…

20. họ̄p n.

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(a) A circular band of wood or metal, used for barrels, wheels, candelabra; a hoop, ring; welle hop, q.v.; (b) a circular band used to support the sign outside a house or inn; (c) one of the ribs of a…

21. ilōpen v.

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(a) To leap, jump; ilopen to hors, mount a horse; (b) to run, rush; (c) to penetrate, pierce.

22. -k(e suf.

Additional spellings: -ke
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A derivational suffix in words from OE and borrowings from ON, MLG, and MDu.: (nouns) balk(e, larke, etc.; (verbs) lurken, runken, sanken, skulken, etc. It occasionally occurs in ME or possibly ME…

23. kip n.

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(a) A bundle or lot of animal hides; (b) ?the hide of a small animal; ?a particular kind of hide; (c) a bundle of sticks.

24. kippen v.

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(a) To seize (sth.) quickly or violently, snatch, grab; draw (a knife), take (sb. by the hand); kippen up; kippen ut, whip out (a knife); (b) to make a grab, reach, snatch; (c) to attack (sb.)…

25. lak n.

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(a) Lack, absence, want; shortage, deficiency; default of payment; lak of sacramentes, failure to receive the sacraments; no lak (of, no shortage (of, no deficiency (of; pens lak, q.v.; (b) for lak of

26. lāthe n.(2)

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(a) The movable batten of a handloom; (b) some kind of supporting frame or scaffold; (c) a device used by coopers, ?a turning lathe; lathe stok, ?the framework of such a device; lathe oke, ?error for…

27. lēken v.

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(a) To lose liquid, allow the egress of liquid; ppl. as adj.: leaky; (b) of liquid: to run off, leak away.

28. lit-mose n.

Additional spellings: litmose
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A blue pigment, litmus; ?also, lichens from which the pigment is obtained.

29. lōpen v.

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(a) To jump, leap; lopen til, attack (sb.); lopen on (to) hors; (b) to run; also, travel, journey; lopen awei, escape.

30. noucin n.

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An affliction, a misery; affliction, privation, want.

31. pak(e n.

Additional spellings: pake
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(a) A bundle or package; a bundle of cloth, moss, skins, merchandise, etc.; also, pl. baggage [quot.: (a1393)]; also fig.; pak mailed, a tied bundle; priken in a pak, to pin (sth.) up in a bundle; (b)…

32. picchen v.

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(a) To thrust (sth.), drive (a stake, etc.); picchen in (o, to, into), stick, thrust, or drive (sth.) into (sth.); surround (a wood) with a palisade [quot.: a1450, 1st]; (b) to pierce (sb. or sth.)…

33. pī̆k(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pike
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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…

34. rash(e adj.

Additional spellings: rashe
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(a) Unrestrained, rash; garrulous; rash and rank, eager and impetuous; (b) as surname.

35. n.(3)

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Naut. In cpds.: ro bende, a rope attaching the head of a sail to the yard [cp. ro-bond n.]; ro line (rop), ?a brace for swinging the yards horizontally; ?a footrope; ?a gasket of some kind.

36. rōk(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: roke
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(a) A mist, vapor; drizzling rain; (b) smoke, fumes; (c) rok peni, = reke-peni, s.v. rek(e n.(3)(d).

37. rok(ke n.(2)

Additional spellings: rokke
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(a) A distaff; (b) rok mone-dai, error for rop-mone-dai, s.v. rop n.(1) 4.(b).

38. ruffelen v.(1)

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(a) Of hair: to ruffle, become ruffled; (b) to ruffle (among things), poke about; also, disturb the order of (sth.); (c) to entangle; ?also, snare; ppl. ruffeled, entangled, tangled, knotted.

39. runkel n.

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A wrinkle, crease, fold; also, as adj., of an animal's neck: wrinkled with folds.

40. scot-sọ̄m n.

Additional spellings: scotsom
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In cpd.: scot-som nail, = scot-sem(e nail [s.v. scot-sem(e n.].

41. scrāpen v.

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(a) To remove (an outer layer, skin, etc.) with a scraping instrument; scrapen awei (of); scrapen oute of, remove (sth.) from (a place); (b) to make erasures; erase (writing, written material) with a…

42. scrēmen v.

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(a) To scream, shriek; (b) of an animal: to utter a shrill cry; scremen up, of a dragon's cry: rise up shrilly.

43. scul(le n.

Additional spellings: sculle
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(a) The bony structure enclosing the brain, cranium; also, the skeleton of the entire head; also, the head; also in asseveration: bi mi scul; (b) scul bon, the cranium, skull; also, one of the bones…

44. scurf n.

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(a) A scaly or scabby disease of the skin, esp. of the head; also, a similar disease in sheep [quot.: Palladius]; (b) the dry slough or scab produced by a caustic medicine, the bursting of a…

45. shirten v.(2)

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Refl. To amuse oneself, enjoy oneself.

46. shōre n.(3)

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A prop, support; a wooden prop used to support a wall, a fence, a ship under construction, etc.; shore tre, ?a piece of wood used for support in shipbuilding.

47. shǒut(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: shoute
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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.

48. shrīven v.

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(a) Refl. To make confession, make confession (to sb., to God); also iron., with implication of impending decease [quot.: Chaucer TC]; (b) refl. shriven o (of), to confess (sins), make confession of…

49. skelf(e n.

Additional spellings: skelfe
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(a) A shelf; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem.2. 125].

50. skil n.

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(a) The intellectual faculty, reason; also person.; wit and skil; (b) skil wille (lereth, mot sen), reason demands (teaches, might discover); skil witnesse, reason; -- ?error for skil-wisnes n.; a

51. skinken v.

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(a) To serve (wine); (b) in ship names.

52. slabben v.

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To wallow (in a place), get dirty; -- used fig.; ppl. slabbing as adj.: trailing, dragging.

53. slop(pe n.

Additional spellings: sloppe
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(a) A loose outer garment; (b) a magic bag for stealing milk; (c) a kind of shoe; (d) in surname.

54. snacchen v.

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(a) Of a dog, the devil: to snap; snacchen after (on, toward), snap at (sb. or sth.); (b) to seize (prey); (c) in surname.

55. snīpe n.

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(a) A snipe, esp. the common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), great snipe (G. media), or jacksnipe (Lymnocryptes minima); (b) the Egyptian ibis (Threskiornis aethiopica).

56. snīten v.

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(a) To blow one's nose; blow (one's nose); also [1st quot.], with punning ref. to 1st quot. in (b); (b) to snuff (a candle); also, tweak or pull (a person's nose with tongs); sniten oute; (c) hawk. to…

57. 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…

58. spē̆l(e n.

Additional spellings: spele
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(a) A thin piece of wood; a splinter; (b) a spine-bearing animal, ?a hedgehog; (c) spel bon, a bone of the ankle.

59. spē̆ren v.(1)

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To lock or bar (a gate, door, window, etc.); also fig.; fasten (a lock); lock something; -- used fig. [quots. a1425(a1400) PConsc., c1475(?c1400)]; also, of a door: be locked; speren bi rof and ground

60. spīre n.(2)

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(a) A wooden rod; a bar, beam; also, a log; (b) a sapling.

61. spot n.(1)

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(a) A stain left by something on a surface, a blot; also in fig. context; (b) fig. ?contamination or stain resulting from intercourse; (c) a patch or mark in the fur of an animal, on the body of a…

62. spǒuten v.

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(a) To spit out saliva; ?splash (sth. on a place); -- used without obj. [quot. a1475 Hrl.Bk.Hawking]; of a lake: send out sprays of water; of a dragon: spit fire; also, spit (fire or sparks), spew; of…

63. stampen v.

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(a) To pound or mash an ingredient; pound (sth.), beat; crush (sth.), mash; also fig. [last quot.]; -- also without obj. [quot.: ?a1500]; stamp (ingredients in a mortar), bray; ppl. stamped, pounded…

64. steden v.

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Impers. To be of profit; avail (sb.), profit.

65. stok n.(1)

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(a) The trunk of a living tree; the base of a tree; the part of a bush or tree receiving a graft; also, a tree [quot. a1382, 1st]; also, ?a branch [quot. a1382, 2nd]; crabbe (fige, vine) stok; comen

66. stọ̄r(e adj.

Additional spellings: store
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(a) Of a person: strong, powerful; violent, cruel; robust, healthy; of an army, a host, etc.: powerful, fierce, cruel; also, as noun: powerful or high-ranking people [quot. c1425]; stor and stark

67. stọ̄̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: stothe
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(a) An upright piece of timber used as support in a wall, partition, etc. [quots. ?c1475 and a1500 may belong to sense 4]; stoth nail, nails of some kind used in fastening such timbers; (b) fig. a…

68. stǒupe n.(1)

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(a) A jug, often made of leather; also, a measure for liquids, varying from one pint to several gallons; (b) a vessel or container for holy water; holi water stoupe.

69. stour(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: stoure
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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

70. strau n.

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(a) Coll. The dried stalks of grain after threshing, straw; also in fig. context [quot. a1475]; -- also pl.; stubbe strau; (b) a stalk or stem; a piece of straw; in the strau, on the stalk, before…

71. stutten v.

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(a) To stop, come to a halt, pause; also, cease in one's actions; also, stop talking; with inf.: cease (to do sth.); (b) to stop (an activity); (c) to stay, remain.

72. Swēthe n.

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Sweden; Swethe lond (riche).

73. tā̆velin n.

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?One of a pair of boards used to hold a bundle of skins; ?a small piece of fur, a skin.

74. tedden v.

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To spread (new-mown grass) for drying, ted;—also without obj.

75. thurven v.

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(a) Of a candle: to be necessary (for sb.), be needed, avail; (b) impers. hit thare, used parenthetically: it is necessary; (c) ?impers. thurte, he experienced (no lack of knights at his disposal).

76. tīdī adj.

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(a) Timely, opportune; also, convenient; (b) of fruit: ripening early in season; (c) ?late; ?seasonable.

77. tīle-hǒus n.

Additional spellings: tilehous
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(a) A building used for the making of tiles; (b) as place name.

78. tip(pe n.(1)

Additional spellings: tippe
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(a) The extreme end of something, usu. rounded or pointed; also, a metal or other attachment to the end of something; (b) in cpd.: tip to, the end of the toe;—used in pl.; also, the end of a bird's…

79. tǒut(e n.

Additional spellings: toute
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(a) A projection of rock and earth, a hill; ?also, the mound of earth at the base of a large tree [quot. a1425]; tout hille, = tote-hil(le n. (a); (b) the buttocks, rump; (c) in surname and place…

80. trust n.

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(a) Confidence (in sb. or sth.), reliance (on sb. or sth.), trust; haven trust, to have confidence (in sb. or sth.), rely (on sb. or sth.); with inf.: haven more trust..thanne, think it preferable (to…

81. trusten v.

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(a) To be confident; also refl.; also, take heart, take courage [quot. c1384, 1st]; trusten in (of, on, to, unto, upon), have confidence in (sb., sth., oneself); rely on (sb. or sth.) for guidance…

82. twīnen v.

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(a) To form (a thread) by twisting filaments together, spin; also, of a Fate: spin (the thread of life); twinede thred; (b) to intertwine (threads, filaments, etc.), braid; entwine (a feather into a…

83. untā̆lelī adj.

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Indescribable, beyond recounting; ?also, innumerable, beyond counting.

84. vlē̆t n.

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In comb.: vlet line, part of the rigging of a ship, prob. some kind of flat plaited cord, ?a gasket.

85. wāde n.(2)

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A fishing net.

86. wad-mōl n.

Additional spellings: wadmol
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A coarse woolen cloth, used for horse collars, sacks, etc.

87. wan- pref.

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A prefix in over 25 words, chiefly nouns but also a few adjectives, verbs, and gerunds, one adverb, and one participle. The prefix usu. expresses simple negation (with meanings such as ‘not’, ‘no’…

88. wau(e n.

Additional spellings: waue
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(a) A wave of water, esp. in the sea; ?also, a current; gon in wawes, to become tempestuous (b) pl. the sea, seen as a collection of individual waves; (c) used metonymically: the sea; water; wau of

89. whīnen v.

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(a) To make sounds associated with pain, distress, sorrow, etc (b) to make various characteristic animal noises: of a dog: whine, whimper; of a pig: squeal; of a horse: whinny; of a human being:…

90. whirl n.

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(a) A small circular weight placed on a spindle to serve as a flywheel, a pulley used in the operation of a spinning wheel, a spindle whorl; ?also, a small circular object serving to attach or hold…

91. whirl-wind n.

Additional spellings: whirlwind
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(a) A whirlwind, tornado; also, a windstorm, tempest; ?a swirling wind; storm of whirl-wind; (b) fig. trouble, affliction; also, an excessive emotion or manifestation.

92. whīting(e n.

Additional spellings: whitinge
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A northern European species of the cod family, a whiting (Merlangus merlangus);—also coll.

93. wīden v.

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(a) To make (sth.) wide, extend; enlarge (a garden); also, spread (boards) out to make a table; (b) to separate (plants) by a wide space.

94. wīken v.(2)

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(a) To fail, flag; also, refl. give way; (b) ben weken, to be yielded up.

95. wī̆ndel n.(4)

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In cpds. and combs.: yarn (garn) windel, a wooden reel from which a hank or thread of yarn may be wound into a ball, a yarn-winder; yarn (garn) windel blade, one of the crossed arms of a yarn-winder.

96. yespon n.

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A measure of volume equivalent to that contained in a person’s hands cupped together.