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1. anelās n.

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(a) A two-edged stiletto or dagger; (b) a spike [see quot.].

2. 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.

3. bāle n.(3)

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(a) A package or bale (of merchandise), perh. specif. of a certain weight or size; (b) without of: ii bale(s flax, two bales of flax; etc.

4. ban n.

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(a) A proclamation or edict of an overlord; also, a summons by proclamation; crien (blouen) the ban; (b) one of the banns of marriage; asken (crien, greden, spiren) the ban(n)es; (c) a proclamation of…

5. batte n.

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A type of Flemish ship.

6. bidel n.

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One who makes announcements or carries messages and performs other services on the authority of a lord, court, guild, etc.; herald, town crier, summoner; bidel hod, a beadle's hood; bidel land (a…

7. blister n.

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A blister.

8. blok(ke n.

Additional spellings: blokke
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(a) A large piece of wood, a block; also fig. or (as a type of something inert) in quasi-proverbial comparisons; blok bord, rough, unpolished board; also, specifically: (b) the executioner's block…

9. bǒket n.

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(a) Water bucket, well bucket; (b) a vessel used for other purposes.

10. brēme n.

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(a) A freshwater fish, the bream (Abramis brama); (b) breme de mere, some seafish, perh. the sea bream (Pagellus centrodontus).

11. bride n.(2)

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Bridle.

12. brọ̄ n.(2)

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(a) Meat broth, gravy; (b) a liquid for dyeing cloth; (c) a disagreeable business, a mess or pickle.

13. carpe n.

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(a) The carp (Cyprinus carpio); (b) a heraldic representation of this fish.

14. crampe n.(1)

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(a) Violent contraction of muscles, a spasm; a disease characterized by contortion or spasms; the crampe; (b) crampe ring, a ring to ward off or cure such afflictions; crampe wort, a medicinal plant…

15. crap n.

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Chaff, siftings of grain; ?also, weed seeds; -- often in pl.

16. criket n.

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(a) A cricket; esp., the European house cricket (Gryllus domesticus); also, the mythical salamander; (b) a surname.

17. crūet n.

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(a) A small vessel for sacramental wine, holy water, or chrism; (b) a jug, bottle, or bowl (as for water); (c) fig.

18. dart n.

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A metal-pointed missile, such as a javelin or spear, hurled by hand (perhaps also by the arbalest); [see esp. *Vegetius(1)]; casten dart, sheten dart; fishers dart, hunters dart.

19. dǒnǧǒun n.

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(a) A fortress, citadel, castle; (b) the most strongly fortified central part of a citadel or castle, donjon, keep; chef dongoun, roial dongoun; (c) fig. of a person: chief support, mainstay; (d) fig.

20. drogge n.

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Any medicinal preparation, a drug.

21. dubber n.

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A renovator of old cloth or clothing.

22. fēd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: fede
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(a) Mortal enmity, hostility, hostile conspiracy; revengeful spirit, homicide committed in revenge; (b) a mortal enemy; one of the three enemies of mankind (i.e. the flesh, the world, the Devil).

23. gāble n.(1)

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(a) A gable of a building; also, a façade; (b) gable ende, gable wal, gable wough, the end wall surmounted by a gable, gable end; gable forke, a gable; gable windou, a window in a gable; (c) in place…

24. gāǧe n.

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(a) Something deposited as security, a pledge; leid in gage, given as security; holden under gage, to retain (sth.) by giving security, hostages, or the like; (b) a ransom, payment.

25. gardin n.

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(a) A cultivated piece of land (large or small, usually enclosed) for vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees, etc.; a garden, park, orchard; clos gardin, a courtyard; fish gardin, a garden containing fish…

26. garsǒun n.

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(a) A boy or youth; a young male servant, squire, page, messenger, etc.; (b) a retainer, follower; (c) as surname.

27. gein n.

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(a) Advantage, benefit; help, remedy; don gein, to benefit (sb.), do (sb.) good; ther is no gein, there is no help, nothing can be done; (b) worth, value or usefulness in battle; (c) reward, profit…

28. ǧerfaucǒun n.

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A large falcon used in hawking, a gerfalcon; whit gerfaucoun, the white gerfalcon of Iceland.

29. ǧilden n.

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A foot soldier.

30. gīle n.(3)

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(a) A crafty or fraudulent trick; a plot; stratagem, wile; a lie; (b) fraudulent behavior, treachery, double-dealing, lying; also, friendly trickery; (c) something deceptive or illusory, delusion.

31. goǧet n.

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A grating of iron bars to cover a door or window.

32. gōl n.

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A boundary, limit.

33. gǒunfanǒun n.

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(a) A battle standard; the standard or banner of a king, an army, a division of an army, a troop; gounfanoun bere, maister of the gounfanoun, standard-bearer; maister gounfanoun, chief banner; (b) a…

34. grōser n.

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An iron tool with hooked ends used by glaziers to cut or trim glass, a grozing iron.

35. grū(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: grue
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A bit, a whit; no gru, not at all; not (nought) a (on) gru, not a bit.

36. hache n.(1)

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(a) A battle-ax; hache daneis, a Danish ax; (b) an ax, ?a hatchet.

37. haine n.

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Hatred; ?also, wickedness; haven in haine, to hate (sb.).

38. hait n.

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Merriment, revelry; sitten at (in) hait, to engage in merrymaking.

39. hal(le n.

Additional spellings: halle
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(a) A large private residence, a manorial hall; a royal residence, palace, castle; (b) a large public building for the transaction of business, holding court, worship, etc.; [see also both hal, mot

40. hamel n.

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A small village, hamlet.

41. harneis n. singular & plural

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(a) Personal fighting equipment, body armor; also, armor and weapons; leg harneis, leg armor; horse and harneis, horse and arms; to harneis, to arms!; wenden to harneis, to arm oneself; (b) a set of…

42. harp(e n.

Additional spellings: harpe
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(a) A harp; also, any of several ancient stringed instruments; in harp, with the harp, to the accompaniment of a harp; in proverb [see asse 1. (c)]; (b) harp long, the large harp; harp smal, a small…

43. harper(e n.

Additional spellings: harpere
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(a) One who plays the harp, one who sings while accompanying himself on the harp, a minstrel; smal harper, one who plays a small harp; (b) in surnames; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.240].

44. harping-īren n.

Additional spellings: harpingiren
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A harpoon.

45. hasp(e n.

Additional spellings: haspe
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(a) A fastening for a door, gate, chest, etc.; a hasp; up bi the hasp, unfastened, unlatched; barre and hasp, stapel and hasp; (b) a fastening for a garment or a helmet; ?a buckle, ?a lace; (c) a hank…

46. hā̆st(e n.

Additional spellings: haste
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(a) Hurrying, haste, speed; -- also in prov.; (b) violence, violent action; vehemence; (c) a need for quick action, urgency; a situation demanding quick action; haven hast, to be required to act…

47. hauberk n.

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(a) A coat of mail; also, plate armor or a coat of mail reinforced with plates; -- sometimes used interchangeably with habergeoun; (b) chain mail worn over a hair shirt as a form of penance; (c) fig.

48. haunche n.

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(a) The part of the human body between the lowest ribs and the thighs, the hips, haunch; haunche joint, the bones of the haunch; (b) one side of the haunch, a hip; pl. hips; also, buttocks; (c) the…

49. hei(e n.

Additional spellings: heie
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(a) A hedge or fence; (b) an enclosed plot of land; field, yard; also, an enclosed hunting park in a forest; chirche hei, q.v.; (c) cpds. & combs. hei brer, some kind of briar growing in hedges; hei

50. heirǒun n.

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(a) The European heron (Ardea cinerea); bevei (sege) of heirounes, a flock of herons; (b) the heron used for food; (c) a piece of wood shaped like a heron; a heraldic representation of a heron; (d) as…

51. herberǧerī(e n.

Additional spellings: herbergerie
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(a) A temporary lodging place; also, the tents or camp of an army in the field; (b) a permanent dwelling place; a repository for treasures; (c) fig. a human being as God's dwelling place; the Virgin…

52. hẹ̄r(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: here
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(a) A stiff and coarse cloth made of hair, haircloth; (b) ?pl. for sg.

53. hē̆ring n.

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(a) A herring Clupea harengus; (b) red hering, smoked herring; whit hering, herring salted but not smoked; (c) hering barel, a cask for herring; hering breder (carter), one who roasts (hauls) herring…

54. heuk(e n.

Additional spellings: heuke
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(a) An outer garment, a cloak with a hood; (b) ?an ornamental covering for a shield; (c) ?caparison of a horse [?error for hak n. (2)].

55. hoche-pot n.

Additional spellings: hochepot
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(a) Law The blending together of property belonging to different persons for equal division; (b) cook. a kind of stew; esp. one made with goose, herbs, spices, wine, and other ingredients; gos (ges)

56. hotte n.

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(a) A basket or pannier for carrying earth, stone, mortar, and similar loads; (b) a unit of measure for grain; (c) a shed or hut [?orig. of wattlework]; (d) ?a lump of dirt; (e) in surnames.

57. houe n.(2)

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A mattock, pickax; also fig.

58. hurdis n.

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(a) A wooden framework, a hurdle; (b) a hurdle used for defense in battles and sieges; also, a palisade, bulwark, or other structure made of hurdles; (c) a wooden bulwark or other structure on a ship…

59. hurt n.

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(a) A wound, an injury; also, disease, malady; also, the loss of a member, maiming [last quot.]; (b) sorrow, vexation; lovesickness; (c) spiritual injury, injury to the soul.

60. jangle n.

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(a) An idle word, idle speech, gossip, prating; (b) vicious gossip, slanderous conversation; (c) dispute.

61. jaudewin n.

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?A fool, jester.

62. jǒuk n.

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A snooze or nap; ?also as surname.

63. lainer(e n.

Additional spellings: lainere
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A thong used to fasten parts of armor, shields, clothing, etc.; strap, lace; ?also, a bandage; lainer knittere, one who makes thongs and straps; lainer line, some kind of line or rope.

64. lē̆che n.(2)

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Cook. (a) A strip, slice; (b) any of a number of jellylike dishes prepared from various ingredients and usually cut into strips or slices; (c) in names of specific dishes; (d) as adj.

65. lechǒur n.

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(a) A lascivious person, fornicator, adulterer; also, a lover or mistress, a pimp or bawd; also, one who sins sexually against nature; (b) a self-indulgent person; esp. a glutton; (c) Luxuria as one…

66. lēstes n.

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?The load on a table, a meal.

67. līce n.

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(a) Fence, palisade, barrier; (b) an enclosed place, a prison.

68. lippẹ̄ n.(2)

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A mouthful, a little bit.

69. lī̆st(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: liste
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Border, edge, rim; hem; band, stripe.

70. lọ̄f n.(4)

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Naut. (a) A spar holding out and down the windward tack of a square sail while going into the wind; wenden (turnen) lof, to change course; also fig.; lof shete, a line attached to the lof [cp. quot…

71. malard(e n.

Additional spellings: malarde
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(a) A wild duck or drake (Anas platyrhynchos, i.e. A. boschas); wild drake [quot.: Arth.& M., Merlin]; (b) a domestic duck or drake; drake [quot.: 1381, a1500]; (c) in terms for a flock of ducks; (d)…

72. march(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: marche
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(a) The boundary of a country; border district; pl. borderlands, frontiers; the surrounding areas of a town or castle; putten out of marches, to drive (a people) out of their land; (b) a coastal part…

73. mark(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: marke
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(a) The boundary or limit of a field, mountain, forest, etc.; a border between countries or regions; the shore or bank of a sea or river; mark wei [OE mearc-weg], a road that serves as a boundary…

74. mark(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: marke
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(a) A measure of weight equivalent to 8 ounces; (b) mark pound, a measure of weight equivalent to 1/16 of a lispound.

75. marshal n.

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(a) The chief officer of a kingdom, steward; (b) one of the high officers of the royal court; marshal of (on) engelond; countesse marshal, the wife of the earl marshal; erl marshal, q.v.; (c) an…

76. martrin n.

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(a) The European marten (a member of the genus Martes); (b) the European polecat Mustela putorius.

77. maskel n.

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(a) Spot, mark; blemish; (b) pl. the strands or cords of a net; also, the openings between the strands or cords of a net; (c) gise of maskel, ?lozenge shaped.

78. mā̆sǒun n.

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(a) A mason, worker or builder in stone; one who dresses, lays, or carves stone; (b) chef (maister) masoun, a chief mason, mason charged with supervising and overseeing other masons; fre (maister)

79. maund(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: maunde
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(a) A basket woven of wicker or other material; basket serving as a measure, varying in capacity; (b) ?as surname.

80. mis n.

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(a) Sin, sinfulness; guilt, culpability for sin; evil, wickedness; withouten mis, sinless, innocent; withouten mis of this man, he being sinless, innocent as he was; (b) a sin, an evil deed; criminal…

81. mō̆rther n.(1)

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(a) Deliberate killing of a human being, murder; morther of self, soule morther, spiritual suicide or death; (b) in prov. sayings: morther wil out, etc.; (c) a massacre; (d) crime, outrage; injury or…

82. mōte n.(1)

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(a) A natural or man-made mound; hill; ?also, an island [last quot.]; castel mote, mound or hill on which a castle is built; (b) a castle, dwelling; in mote, among men; (c) a city.

83. moue n.(2)

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(a) A wry face, grimace, derisive expression, grin; also, a derisive remark, gibe, taunt; a knakke and a moue [see knakke n.]; (b) maken a (the) moue, to make a face, grimace, laugh derisively; make a…

84. musse n.

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Moss; also in place names.

85. orguil(e n.

Additional spellings: orguile
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(a) Pride, presumption, conceit; orguil pride; (b) fig. pride personified; (c) as surname.

86. paket n.

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(a) A little package, packet; (b) as surname.

87. pī̆k(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pike
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(a) A spike; a pointed tip or spike on a staff, pole, weapon, instrument of torture, etc.; a spike affixed to a door or wall; also, a spike used to tear or wound someone; also fig.; → of iren, an iron…

88. 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…

89. pot(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pote
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(a) A vessel, pot, container; (b) an earthenware vessel; pottery; also fig.; erthen pot, pot of erthe; (c) a metal pot; bras (brasen, gilt, gold, peutre) pot, etc.; pot of bras (gold, silver, peutre)

90. Robert n.

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The personal name Robert: (a) as a designation for a robber, vagabond, or lowly person; robertes men (knaves), robbers, marauders; Robert renne-aboute, wastrel, good-for-nothing; (b) as a designation…

91. sīǒun n.

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(a) A branch, twig; an offshoot; also fig.; (b) a child, descendant.

92. sirō̆n n.

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A shoot, sprout.

93. sling(e n.

Additional spellings: slinge
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(a) A hand-held weapon for throwing stones or similar missiles, a sling; also fig.; honde sling; sling slaughte, game killed with a sling; sling ston, a stone used as a missile to be thrown from a…

94. spek n.

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(a) In cpd.: wode spek, a bird, prob. the great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus major); (b) in surnames.

95. sturǧeǒun n.

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(a) The sturgeon (Acipenser sturio); -- also coll.; ?also, another fish or aquatic animal [quot. ?c1475]; (b) cook. a sturgeon used as food; maken a sturgeoun, to prepare a sturgeon for the table; (c)…

96. sukkenīe n.

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A woman's overgarment, pleated or gathered and prob. loose-fitting.

97. tak n.(1)

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(a) A clasp or similar fastener; (b) a nail of some kind;— ?also coll. [quot. c1390], perh. with play on sense (a); tak nail.

98. tater n.

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Pl. (a) Torn or ragged strips of material hanging from a garment; projecting strips or points of a slashed garment; ragged clothing [1st quot.]; (b) jagged appendages on a dragon's tail.

99. timber n.(2)

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A specific quantity of furs, usu. a bundle of forty skins.

100. treu(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: treue
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(a) A pledge to cease hostilities for a lengthy or an indefinite period of time, usu. as a preliminary to further negotiation or the formal establishment of a peace; also, the peace established…