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1. anguille n.

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(a) Eel [prob. only OF & AL]; (b) an endoparasitic 'worm'.

2. ars-metrīk(e n.

Additional spellings: arsmetrik, ars-metrike, arsmetrike
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(a) The 'art' or 'science' of measuring and calculating, being one of the four disciplines comprised in the quadrivium (along with geometry, astronomy, and music); (b) a treatise on this 'science'.

3. attachen, -ien v.

Additional spellings: attachien
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Law (a) To distrain or bind (sb.) to appear in court; attachen bodi, distrain (someone's) person; attachen bi borwes; (b) to take into custody, arrest (sb.), take prisoner; (c) to sequester or attach…

4. ā̆verāǧe n.

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A service owed by the tenant to his feudal superior [orig. consisting of work performed by the tenant with his draft animals].

5. bagge n.(1)

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(a) A bag or sack, with or without its contents; traveling bag, wallet, satchel, pouch; bagge portatif; undo the bagge; (b) a bag as a unit of measure.

6. ?bin-heie n.

Additional spellings: binheie
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An enclosure, pen.

7. bito(u)r n.

Additional spellings: bitour
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The European bittern (Botaurus stellaris).

8. bō̆rd-lō̆nd n.

Additional spellings: bordlond
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Land held by a cottager under the feudal system; ?land held by the lord of the manor to produce food for his table [Bracton].

9. bǒuǧẹ̄ n.(2)

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(a) Sheepskin (as distinct from lambskin), budge, ?trimmed sheepskin; bouge skin; (b) bouge rowe, Furriers' Row; bouge shank, fur from the shank of a sheep.

10. burgāǧe n.

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(a) Real estate held directly from the king or a lord, usually with no feudal obligation other than a fixed annual rent in money; a house or land lying within a borough; burgage lond; (b) the tenure…

11. cedūle n.

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(a) A piece of paper or parchment containing writing; a written document, letter, etc.; (b) a brief document attached to a roll or enclosed in a letter, and usually containing a list of names or bill…

12. champartīe n.

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Law The practice of aiding a litigant for a share of the matter in dispute, champerty.

13. chaumi n.

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Straw, stubble.

14. chemināǧe n.

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A toll paid to the forester for entering or passing through a forest. [See Neilson Cust.Rents in OSSLH 2 143.]

15. cǒurbe n.

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(a) A curved or arched piece of timber; (b) a hump.

16. Curtāna n.

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The sword of King Edward the Confessor, a blunted sword borne before the King of England at his coronation.

17. custumẹ̄r n.

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(a) A customs official, collector of customs; (b) a tradesman liable for the payment of a tax.

18. cuve n.

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A tub or vat.

19. daggē̆re n.

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A dagger.

20. dragme n.

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(a) A unit of apothecary's weight of one eighth of an ounce, a dram; (b) fig. a bit of talent.

21. endōsen v.

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Law (a) To confirm or approve (a charter, bill, agreement, etc.), [orig. by writing on the back of the document];--also fig.; (b) to approve a reply to (a petition), to grant (a petition) under seal…

22. enfeffen v.

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To grant (land, an estate, an office, rights, revenue, etc.) under the feudal system;--three constructions occur: (a) to enfeoff (a person); (b) to enfeoff (someone in, on, of something); (c) to…

23. escāp n.

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(a) Escape, as from prison, legal custody, or an enemy in battle; (b) the possibility of escape.

24. eschēte n.

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(a) Reversion of land or its appurtenances to the king or the lord of a fee, upon failure of heirs to a tenant in fee simple; also, forfeiture of lands and goods to the king upon attainder; escheat…

25. eschēten v.

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To make (property, etc.) revert (to the king or lord); to confiscate.

26. ēsement n.

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The comforts of life, conveniences; accommodation, entertainment; shelter, lodging; food and drink, provender; at your esement, at your convenience.

27. fō̆rāǧe n.

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Feed for domestic animals, esp. hay, straw, or similar dry fodder.

28. frank(e)lein, -in, -en n.

Additional spellings: frankelein, franklin, franklen
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(a) A landowner and member of the gentry ranking immediately below the nobility; a freeman, a gentleman; franklein of toun, a free citizen, an owner of property in a town, a burgess; (b) as a personal…

29. frǒunen v.

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To frown as an expression of disapproval, displeasure, shame, fear, or jealousy; frounen with the nose, sneer; frounen upon or agein, express disapproval of (someone or something), frown upon.

30. frǒuntē̆l n.

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A decorative hanging for the altar, an altar frontal; frontel cloth; also, a hanging for the font.

31. paiāǧe n.

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(a) A toll paid for passage through or from a place; (b) payment of a tribute.

32. panāde n.

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A long knife or dagger.

33. pannāǧen v.

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To release (swine) in a forest to feed on acorns, etc.

34. pilfre n.

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(a) Despoiling, plundering; (b) spoils, booty, plunder; nimen (taken) pilfre, to take spoils; taken pilfre of, despoil or strip (dead soldiers).

35. pilocelle n.

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A plant with hairy leaves, mouse-ear hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella).

36. pit n.

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(a) A natural or man-made depression in the ground, hole, pit, ditch; cave; also fig.; also, an open excavation from which some mineral product is obtained or in which some industrial process is…

37. plaunche n.

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(a) A large board, a plank; also, as surname; (b) plaunche(s bord, planking, planks; plaunche(s nail, nails for fastening planks.

38. plauncher n.

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(a) A plank, beam; also, planking, beams; (b) a wooden floor, floor made of planks.

39. pliris n.

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A medicinal ointment.

40. pōke n.

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(a) A sack, pouch, bag [in some quots. perhaps a measure of quantity, but see quot.: a1500]; pissinge poke, provande poke, sond poke [see pissinge, provende, sond]; (b) a full, elongated type of…

41. ponde n.

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A pledge.

42. prē̆jūdiciāble adj.

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Harmful, injurious; detrimental to rights, interests, etc.

43. prēserven v.

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(a) To protect or preserve (sb. or sth.) from harm, damage, error, etc.; (b) preserven from, to preserve or protect (sb. or sth.) from (harm, difficulty, error, the Devil, etc.); (c) to save (sb…

44. prīse n.(1)

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(a) The taking of something; an exaction, taxation, requisition; (b) something or somebody captured, booty, prey; (c) something requisitioned for the king; (d) the king's customs; also, something…

45. prō̆fitāble adj.

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(a) Advantageous, profitable, expedient; helpful; physically beneficial; -- often with for- or to- phrase, infinitive phrase, or that- clause; (b) of counsel, advice, words: helpful, sound, good; of…

46. prosperǒus adj.

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(a) Flourishing, thriving, prosperous; prosperous lif, good health; (b) auspicious, conducive to good fortune; fortunate, successful; (c) efficacious; (d) pertaining to wealth, imparting comfort or…

47. Prū̆s(se n.

Additional spellings: Prusse
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(a) Prussia; Prus lond; (b) de Prus, of Prus, made of spruce wood; also, of or from Prussia [quots.: ?c1425, a1500].

48. prūt interj.

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An exclamation of contempt or disapproval; prut for, a fig for (sb. or sth.).

49. purlin n.

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Arch. A longitudinal horizontal beam supporting the boards in the roof of a building, a purlin.

50. quesenē̆re n.

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The overseer of a monastery kitchen, a kitchener.

51. quinesīe n.

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Pathol. An inflammation or swelling of the throat or part of the throat; tonsillitis, laryngitis, goiter, or other malady of the throat; quinsy.

52. quishin n.

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(a) A cushion, bolster, or pillow; a cushion for the arm or for sitting or kneeling on; also, a hassock or footstool; (b) quishin(es cloth, a case or cover for a cushion.

53. raile n.

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(a) A rail; a horizontal bar; raile tre, a curtain rod; (b) a rail used as or as part of a fence or barrier, or in building; a barrier, an embankment; a railing on a stairway [quot.: 1453-5]; (c) naut

54. raisī̆n n.

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(a) A grape, cluster of grapes; also in proverb; (b) a raisin; gret raisin; raisin graines, raisin seeds; (c) raisin corauns, raisin of corauns, a Corinthian raisin, currant [see also corauns n.]; (d)…

55. rakken v.(2)

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To draw off (wine) from one vessel to another, leaving the lees; rakken to the lies, draw off (a wine) down to the lees.

56. ramel n.

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(a) Brushwood, small branches; (b) waste chips (of stone);ramel ston; (c) refuse, rubbish, muck.

57. rāpe n.(2)

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Forceful seizure of somebody or something; plundering, robbery, extortion; ?also, a plundering raid [1st quot.]; hasti rape, quick recapture, quick rescue; don rape to, to plunder (a realm); (b) the…

58. rāsen v.(1)

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(a) To scrape (sth.); also, shave (sb., somebody's crown); (b) to make erasures; erase (writing, a passage of writing, etc.); scrape (a page, book) clean; emend (a document) by erasure; rasen awei

59. raspīse n.

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A sweet wine; also, rose-colored wine.

60. raumpaunt adj.

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(a) Of a lion, wolf: standing on the hind legs, ramping; threatening; (b) her. of a lion, griffin: standing in profile on the left hind leg, rampant; (c) ravenous, ravening; fierce; roaring; --…

61. regrāterīe n.

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Retail selling, usually at high prices obtained through forestalling the market.

62. rē̆gulē̆r adj.

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(a) Belonging to, or subject to, a religious or monastic rule; canoun reguler, canounes reguleres [see also canoun n.(2) 2.(a)]; habit reguler, the prescribed habit of a religious; wommen reguler

63. rein(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: reine
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(a) A rein for guiding a horse; rein of a bridel; (b) pl. = sg.; reines of bridel; (c) part of the harness of a draft horse or an ox; also, part of the harness of a war horse; rein pin, some kind of…

64. relẹ̄f(e n.

Additional spellings: relefe
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(a) That which is left over or left behind, remains, remnants, residue; -- often pl.; also, a legacy, charitable bequest; also, dregs; relef of brucus, what the bruchus leaves; (b) rabble, ruins; (c)…

65. remolliciǒun n.

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Surg. Softening of a bodily part.

66. rē̆nǧe n.(2)

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(a) A row (of words, people), a line; (b) a line of fighting men assembled for battle or a joust, a rank; also, fig. a group of saints in heaven; on o (on) renge, in one rank, in a group; upon o renge

67. reprīse n.

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(a) Law A fixed charge or expense deducted annually from the revenues of an estate; over the reprise, aboven all charges and reprise, etc., net; (b) cost, expense; (c) ?act of taking back, capturing…

68. rescǒuen v.

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(a) To rescue or deliver (sb.) from captivity, fire, death, hell, abduction, etc.; keep (sb. from hell, death); also, raise (sb.) from the dead; (b) to aid (sb. in battle or under siege), relieve…

69. rescǒusen v.

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To rescue (sb., a country); deliver (sb. under siege), relieve.

70. residence n.

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(a) The condition of dwelling somewhere; dwelling place; also, eccl. of a clergyman: the fact of being in residence where his duties are performed; holden (kepen) residence, to dwell, reside, live…

71. rē̆sī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: resine
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Resin, a resin; -- often used in medicines; resin gomme, balm.

72. resistence n.

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(a) Military defense, armed resistance; fighting against an enemy; physical resistance; resistence of, defense against (sb. or sth.); maken resistence; (b) a waylaying of someone; (c) physical force.

73. restōren v.

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(a) To repay, make restitution; restore (sth.); give back (sth. to sb., to the church), restore (the archbishopric to a town); (b) to return (sb.), bring back; restore (sb. to sb.), give back; (c) to…

74. returnāble adj.

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(a) Likely to return; of Christ: appointed to return; of chance: rebounding to and fro; also, reciprocal [last quot.]; (b) law of a writ or other document: designated to be returned to a court by a…

75. reuain n.

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(a) The second growth of grass or hay in a season, rowen, aftermath; (b) milk from cows grazed on rowen; chese reuain, cheese made from this milk.

76. rẹ̄vel n.(2)

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A stream, brook.

77. reverberāciǒun n.

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(a) Repercussion of air, reverberation; (b) the blaze of the sun, the bright glare of snow; (c) furnaise of reverberacioun, a reverberatory furnace.

78. rewarden v.

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(a) To give a reward; reward (sb.); (b) hunt. to reward (a hound or hawk), esp. with a part of the game; (c) to reward (affection, good deeds, etc.); -- also without obj.; (d) to pay (sb.) for goods…

79. riban n.

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(a) Ribbon, edging material, riban frenge; (b) a ribbon; an ornamental band or border, trimming; an ornament, a necklace; ?a bracelet, an anklet; (c) = filaterie n.(d).

80. ridel n.(2)

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(a) A curtain; a curtain for a bed; (b) a veil or curtain for an altar; (c) a supporting rod or post for an altar curtain; (d) ridel ring, a curtain ring.

81. rīs n.(2)

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(a) The edible seed or grain of the grass Oriza sativa, rice; (b) ris flour, flour (of) ris, rice flour; ris mele, mele of ris, rice meal; poudre of ris, powdered rice; (c) cook. a dish made of rice…

82. rīve n.(1)

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(a) The coast of the sea, shore; a beach; (b) in surnames.

83. rivet(te n.

Additional spellings: rivette
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(a) A burr or clinch on a nail; a washer at the head of a rivet; (b) a rivet; rivet drivere, a riveter; (c) a welt on a shoe; (d) in a nonsense passage.

84. Robinet n.

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(a) A personal name, the diminutive or familiar form of Robin or Robert, used contemptuously; (b) the European robin (Erithacus rubecola); (c) a hoisting machine; (d) a siege engine that catapults…

85. rō̆che n.(2)

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(a) A large rock formation; a cliff, rocky height, crag; a rocky area; also fig.; roche wal; (b) a rock in the sea or a river; a reef, rocky island; also, a cliff by the sea; (c) a cave, tunnel, or…

86. rōche n.(3)

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(a) The European roach (Rutilus rutilus); (b) ?a roach as a heraldic symbol; (c) in place name [see Smith PNElem. 2.86].

87. rochet n.

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An overgarment, esp. one worn by women; (b) an ecclesiastical vestment similar to a surplice, a rochet; also, a Hebrew priestly vestment, an ephod; (c) a border, band.

88. rok(ke n.(1)

Additional spellings: rokke
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(a) Rock; a rock, stone, esp. a large rock or rocky outcropping; (b) a large rock or crag along the seacoast or in the sea; (c) a rocky outcropping on a mountain, cliff, precipice; rok side; (d) a…

89. rolle n.

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(a) A scroll; a scroll with its contained text; a roll of prayers [quot.: 1454]; (b) a roll used in the game of rage-man [see rage-man n.3.(b)]; rage-man rolle; (c) rolle of wacche, a scroll on which…

90. rollen v.(1)

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(a) To record (a deed, title, etc.) in an official roll or register; also in fig. context; (b) to list (a person's name) on a roster or muster roll; record (sb.) as (sth.), acknowledge; rollen with

91. rollen v.(2)

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(a) To move by turning over, roll; rollen doun, roll down (an incline), tumble; (b) to roll about amid the waves, toss; (c) of a horse: to gallop, move at a smooth pace; (d) of a trap door: to swing…

92. rosel n.

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A reed, rush; (b) as surname.

93. rō̆sen(e adj.

Additional spellings: rosene
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(a) Made of or consisting of roses; rosen flour, a rose; mel rosen, a mixture of honey and an extract of roses; (b) rose-colored, rosy; (c) as noun: a red pigment, red ink.

94. rō̆sī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: rosine
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(a) A distillate of turpentine, rosin; also, resin; (b) rosin clene (coiled, pured), god (clene) rosin, high-grade rosin or resin; red rosin, whit (drie) rosin.

95. rōs-marīn(e n.

Additional spellings: rosmarin, ros-marine, rosmarine
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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) or a similar herb.

96. rǒuel n.(2)

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(a) A small wheel with radial points forming the extremity of a spur, a rowel; riden on rouel, to ride spurring; (b) a small wheel; a circular frame; also, the representation of a wheel or disk; rouel

97. rǒuncī n.

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(a) A charger, steed; (b) a riding horse; (c) a pack horse, workhorse; (d) a kind of small horse; (e) in phrase: queue de rounci, nag's tail, a comic title for a dish; (f) as surname.

98. rǒundel n.

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(a) An ornamental ball or knop; also, a medicinal pellet [quot.: ?c1450]; (b) a round slice of leek or onion; a round loaf of bread; (c) roundel of the eie, the iris of the eye; (d) a ripple resulting…

99. rǒundelet n.

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(a) A small medicinal pellet or roll; (b) a round slice of something; a circular napkin; (c) a small cask; also, a measure for wine, varying from 15 to 18 1/2 gallons.

100. rūbarbe n.

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(a) A plant of the genus Rheum, either Rheum officinale or Rheum palmatum; also, the rootstock of this plant used medicinally; jus rubarbe, juice from this plant; pelotes (pilules) of rubarbe, pills…