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1. picchen v.

220 quotations in 5 senses
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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.)…

2. 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 […

3. 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)].

4. sparre n.

45 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

5. stampen v.

33 quotations in 3 senses
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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…