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41. warrok n.(2)

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(a) A girth for a horse; (b) a wedge or twisting stick used to tighten the lashings on a scaffold; (c) ?as surname [perh. belongs to warrok n.(1)].

42. wasp n.

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(a) An insect of one of the superfamilies Vespoidea and Sphecoidea, esp. a member of the genus Vespa, a wasp or hornet; also in fig. context; wasp been, ?waspish, aggressive bees; waspe(s nest (b) in…

43. waspail n.

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(a) Chaff and other matter remaining after threshing, used as fodder; (b) as surname.

44. wā̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: waste
82 quotations in 9 senses
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Uncultivated or uninhabited land; wilderness, desert; also, a tract of uncultivated, barren, or desolate land; ?also, a parcel of land left fallow or untended [quot. a1467].

45. wā̆st(e adj.

Additional spellings: waste
39 quotations in 4 senses
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Of land, a country, a place, etc.: uncultivated, wild; uninhabited, desolate; wast lond.

46. wẹ̄r(e n.(5)

Additional spellings: were
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(a) A feeling or personal condition of doubt or uncertainty; also, hesitancy, indecision; double wer, a state of doubt or indecision between two alternatives; in (a) wer, in a state of doubt or…

47. wernard n.

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(a) A deceiver, dishonest person; (b) as surname.

48. werpishen v.

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To abandon (the field of battle).

49. wer(re n.

Additional spellings: werre
268 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Large-scale military conflict between countries, peoples, rulers, etc. or between factions or forces within a single country, war, warfare;—also pl.; wer faringe, q.v.; open (pleine) wer, open…

50. werreien v.

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(a) To wage war, go to war; attack, do battle, fight, harry; werreien forth; werreien samen, wage mutual war, fight each other (b) werreien ayen (ayenes), to engage in war against (sb., a city),…

51. wiket n.

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(a) A small door, usu. set within a larger door or gate; a small doorway; also fig.; also, an opening into a beehive [quot. ?1440]; wiket gate (b) an opening in a wall, a window [sometimes difficult…

52. wīle n.(1)

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(a) An act of deceit, a deception, trick; an underhanded scheme, a subterfuge; a plot, machination; also, a clever maneuver, tactic, cunning strategy; also person. [quot. c1400(?a1387)]; wile and

53. wimble n.

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(a) An auger used in woodworking, a gimlet, wimble; also person.; axel-man wimble, a wheelwright’s wimble; frensh wimble, ?a specially adapted variety of wimble associated with French designs or…

54. wimple n.

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(a) A woman’s headdress covering the top, back, and sides of the head, including the cheeks and chin, and wrapped so as to cover the neck; also, a veil; also, a wimple as part of a nun’s official…