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1. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
35 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A weapon for discharging quarrels, stones, etc., consisting of a bow set crosswise on a shaft; a crossbow, an arbalest; (b) a missile shot from a crossbow; arblast shute.

2. capitle n.

18 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A short division of a book, a chapter; one of the twenty-two sections of Ps. 118 (119); (b) a short passage (usually Biblical or patristic) read in divine worship, a lesson; (c) ?an epitome.

3. castē̆l n.

156 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A castle; also, a fortress similar to a medieval castle; (b) a fortified place, a stronghold.

4. cros n.

251 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) A cross for crucifixion, a gibbet; (b) the cross of Christ; holi cros; Exaltacioun of the cros, a feast, Sept. 14; feste of the holi cros, feast of the Invention of the Cross, May 3; (c) winnen

5. fēver-fū, -feu n.

Additional spellings: feverfu, fever-feu, feverfeu
5 quotations in 1 sense
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Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium).

6. frank-pleǧǧe n.

Additional spellings: frankplegge
11 quotations in 2 senses
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One of the mutually responsible members of a tithing, etc.

7. mǒunt n.(1)

65 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A mountain or hill; also fig.; pl. mountains, mountainous region; mountain range; mount joie, mount of joy, highest bliss; bi mount(es, among the mountains; (b) the Alps; -- pl. & coll.; (c) in…

8. pich(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: piche
154 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Wood tar; also, the residue of the distillation of wood tar; (b) blak pich, cedar gum; also, = pich navale; hard pich, solidified wood tar; pich liquide, fleting pich, neshe pich, pich molten

9. purpur(e n.

Additional spellings: purpure
65 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A cloth, often of silk, dyed with Tyrian purple or a similar dye; purple fabric, esp. associated with royalty; (b) a garment made from purple cloth; raiment of royal purple; also fig.; usen purpur

10. satureie n.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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Savory Satureia hortensis.

11. Saxon n.

44 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A member of the Germanic tribe that invaded, conquered, and settled in England, a Saxon; (b) est (south) saxones, people from the kingdom of the East (South) Saxons; west Saxon, q.v.

12. scorpiǒun n.

69 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A member of the order Scorpionida; a scorpion or a creature thought to be one; (b) a figure of a scorpion; (c) a snake similar to a scorpion; (d) a scorpion's sting.

13. sester n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A vessel for holding liquid; ?a brewing vat [2nd quot.]; (b) a liquid measure; sester ful; (c) a dry measure; (d) sester peni, an annual tax imposed upon commercial brewers of beer.

14. shā̆mel n.

41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A footstool; also fig.; also, the raised section of the floor on which the altar stands, a footpace [2nd quot.]; shamel of fet, fot shamel [OE fōt-sceamol]; bok shamel, a bookstand; (b) a bench…

15. smaragd(e n.

Additional spellings: smaragde
13 quotations in 1 sense
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A precious stone, green in color, esp. an emerald; also, emerald; smaragd ston.

16. sǒun n.

146 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Sound; a sound; soun of ere, sound; ?also, hearing [quot. ?a1425 Orch.Syon]; (b) noise, loud noise; din, clamor; also, a noise, loud noise [sometimes difficult to distinguish (b) from (a)]…

17. sponǧe n.

41 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A piece of the elastic, absorbent, and porous spongin skeleton of various species of Porifera, a sponge; (b) the sponge as an instrument of the Passion, the sponge soaked with vinegar and gall…

18. stōle n.

40 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A long garment; a robe; -- also coll. [quot. a1398]; stoles of bataille, war garments, armor; first stole, the best robe; (b) fig. and in fig. contexts; (c) the robe of a Jewish priest or high…

19. subdēken n.

16 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. (a) A member of the lowest clerical order, ranking immediately below the diaconate, a subdeacon; (b) the set of vestments worn by a subdeacon; (c) = soudeken n. (b).

20. sw- consonant clust.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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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…