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1. bught n.

13 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A bend or curve; loop (of thread or yarn); fold (of cloth); loop (in a dragon's tail); (b) a hollow or curve in the body; bught of the arm, the angle of the elbow; bught of the kne (leg), the…

2. cunte n.

17 quotations in 1 sense
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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.]…

3. dwẹ̄re n.

16 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Doubt, perplexity, uncertainty; in (a) dwere, in doubt; without dwere, without question, certainly; (b) ?disagreement, dissension; ?distress, trouble; (c) amazement, awe; dread, fear.

4. grāpe n.(2)

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(a) A kind of pitchfork, dungfork; (b) ?a trowel.

5. grundel n.

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(a) ?A fish, a groundling; ?a bird [cp. L fringilla, ML frigellus]; (b) as surname.

6. harwe n.

34 quotations in 2 senses
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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…

7. hukker n.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A petty merchant, peddler, male huckster; ?also, an auctioneer; (b) in surnames.

8. knarre n.

19 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A crag, twisted rock; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.102].

9. lak n.

124 quotations in 2 senses
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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

10. lob n.

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(a) The pollack (Gadus pollachius); lob fish; (b) a lazy lout, lubber; ?also, a bundle of clothing [quot.: c1475]; (c) as surname.

11. molle n.(1)

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(a) The common European mole (Talpa europæa); as an ingredient in medicine; also as an image of covetousness or folly; moseling molle [see moselen (d)]; (b) molle hep, molle hille, mole hill; molle

12. quēd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: quede
93 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Evil, wickedness; (b) an evil thing or event; a wicked act or sin; harm or trouble; sickness or injury; (c) boden qued, to foretell evil; don (to) qued, do evil, do wrong; don (spien, waiten,

13. rē̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: reste
281 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Rest due to sleep; repose; slumber; -- also pl.; at (in, on) rest, at rest, asleep; oute of rest, out of sleep; (b) the repose of the grave, death; rest of the ded, repose of death; at rest, dead…

14. 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 […

15. shin(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: shine
30 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The leg below the knee; the front part of the lower leg, shin; also, the shinbone; ?also, the leg [quot.: NV Psalter]; (b) shin bon [OE scin-bān], the shinbone, tibia; ?also, error for chin-bon

16. shok n.

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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.

17. skil n.

340 quotations in 11 senses
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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

18. 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)].

19. smert(e n.

Additional spellings: smerte
32 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Physical pain; also, harm [quot. a1420]; also, a burn [quot. 1440]; don smert, to cause (an animal) pain, harm; (b) grief, sorrow, annoyance; also fig. of Jesus; also, contrition, remorse; (c)…

20. snotte n.

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(a) Nasal mucus; (b) ?a head cold, the sniffles; ?nasal polyps.

21. snǒut(e n.

Additional spellings: snoute
37 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The snout of a swine, boar, rhinoceros, dog, dragon, etc.; ?also with pun on sense 2.(a) [2nd quot.]; ?also, the bill or beak of a bird [quot. 1440]; (b) the trunk of an elephant.

22. sōpe n.(2)

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(a) A substance, often liquid in form, made by boiling a mixture of oils or fats and lye, and used for washing and cleansing and in medicine as a cleansing agent, corrosive, etc., soap; also, fig. a…

23. sough n.

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(a) A swamp, bog; (b) a gutter, sewer, drain; a place where waste collects; (c) ?in surnames and field name.

24. 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…

25. spīr(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: spire
29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The stalk or blade of a plant; -- also coll.; a reed (Phragmites communis) or reedlike plant; also, coll. a clump of reeds; also, fig. an arrowhead [quot. a1425 *Medulla]; gras spir; red spir, a…

26. stem(me n.(1)

Additional spellings: stemme
9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The main body or stem of a tree; also fig.; (b) naut. either the stem- or stern-post of a ship; stem lok, = stampne-lok [s.v. stampne n. (a)]; stem nekke, a curved part of the stem; stem pece, one…

27. stilt(e n.

Additional spellings: stilte
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(a) The handle of a plow; (b) a wooden crutch; an artificial leg, peg leg; also, a stilt; stilt bond, a strap for attaching a stilt or a peg leg; (c) ?one of the uprights of a ladder; (d) in surname.

28. stok n.(1)

283 quotations in 12 senses
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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

29. stọ̄l n.

80 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A stool on which to sit; a seat, pew, bench; also, a place for sitting [2nd quot.]; bai stol, a seat placed in an alcove or before a bay window; folding stol, a faldstool; joined stol, a joint…

30. stọ̄̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: stothe
23 quotations in 4 senses
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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…

31. strau n.

155 quotations in 5 senses
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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…

32. strop(pe n.(1)

Additional spellings: stroppe
12 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A loop or strap on a horse's harness; ?also, some kind of strap for a cart; (b) naut. a loop of rope, hide, or metal used to connect blocks and yards with the ropes in a ship's rigging, a strop…

33. swalm n.

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(a) An inflammation or a swelling in the body; also fig.; (b) sickness, disease; lien in swalm, to be incapacitated with sickness.

34. talou(e n.

Additional spellings: taloue
83 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The fatty tissue of an animal; fatty tissue from around the kidneys or other internal organs of an animal; also fig. and in fig. contexts [some fig. quots. could also be construed as other senses…

35. temse n.

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A sieve or strainer.

36. thō̆le n.(1)

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A peg; thole bem, ?a block attached to a ship's gunwale to support the thole pin; ?the gunwale; thole pin, a cart pin.

37. tī̆k(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: tike
8 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An insect of the acarine family Ixodidae, a tick; a similar bloodsucking insect; also in fig. context; (b) ?a threadworm [may = (a)]; (c) ?a glowworm or firefly.

38. tǒut(e n.

Additional spellings: toute
14 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

39. warmeth n.

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Heat, warmth;—used in fig. context; ?also, protection from the elements [1st quot.].

40. wāse n.

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(a) A bundle, bunch, or wisp, as of straw, pea plants, etc.; ?also, a clump of seaweed [glossing L alga; may belong to wose n.(2)]; ?also, flax [glossing L stuppa] (b) a torch; a bundle of straw…

41. wẹ̄ n.

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(a) Misery, trouble, woe; wand-reth and we; we sith, a time of woe or trouble; ?a trouble; (b) we is him, woe be to him.

42. wẹ̄veling n.

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Naut. A piece of caulking material placed between the lapstrakes while the ship is under construction;—also coll.

43. 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…

44. wilwe n.

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(a) Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, characterized by pliant woody branches; also, a piece of wood from a willow, a willow bough, stake, an osier withe; also in proverbs; wilwe tre (leves) (b) p

45. wīnd(e n.

Additional spellings: winde
7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An apparatus for hoisting or hauling, a winch, windlass [cp. windas n.]; naut. middel wind, ?a central garnet used in brailing up the sail (b) a wooden reel from which a hank or thread of yarn…

46. wining n.

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Naut. (a) Rope or canvas for sailmaking, binding of sails, etc.; a piece of rope or canvas for these uses; ?also, one of the strengthening bands arranged as a lattice on a sail; wining rop (b) pl.

47. wisp(e n.

Additional spellings: wispe
29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A small gathering or bundle of cut grass, straw, or grain stalks; wisp of hei (strau) (b) a bundle of straw, hay, or similar material twisted together for use as a torch; wisp of fir; (c) a…

48. yespon n.

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