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1. benger(e n.

Additional spellings: bengere
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A grain bin; the hopper of a mill.

2. benk n.

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(a) A bench, a seat; esp., a long, backless seat; (b) a royal seat, the throne of a ruler; setten on benk, to put (sb.) on a throne, do honor to (sb.); (c) benk ende, the end of the bench.

3. n.

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A dwelling; farm, village, town; bi-milne, town mill. [Common in place names and field names of the East Midland and the North (the Danelaw). See A. H. Smith PNElem. 1.66, & the thorp, by, tun map in…

4. brāke(n n.

Additional spellings: braken
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(a) Any one of a variety of ferns [see quot. ?a1450 Agnus Castus]; bracken; (b) brake bush, a fern thicket; (c) brake of fern, fern-brake, a thicket of fern; (d) in place names [see A. H. Smith PNElem

5. clint n.

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(a) A ledge of rock; a cliff, steep bank; (b) in place names.

6. cros n.

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(a) A cross for crucifixion, a gibbet; (b) the cross of Christ; holi cros; Exaltacioun of the cros, a feast, Sept. 14; feste of the holi cros, feast of the Invention of the Cross, May 3; (c) winnen

7. garsel n.

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Brushwood used for fencing.

8. gil(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: gile
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(a) The gill of a fish; (b) gil fish, a kind of stockfish.

9. golf n.

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A heap of sheaves in a barn; prob. the heap of grain between any two upright posts of the barn.

10. hals n.

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(a) The neck; hongen bi the hals, to hang (sb.) with a rope around the neck; fro hals to croupoun, from neck to rump; hals gund [OE heals-gund], a neck tumor; also in asseveration: bi mi hals; (b) the…

11. harwe n.

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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…

12. hā̆ver n.(2)

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(a) The cereal grain, oats; (b) haver bern, haver gerner, a storehouse for oats; haver bred, oaten bread; haver cake, a loaf made from oaten flour; also as surname; haver mele, oaten flour; (c) haver

13. hein n.

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(a) An enclosed piece of land; in hide and in hein, in field and in enclosure, everywhere, completely [?nonce phr. due to exigencies of rime]; (b) hein wod-silver, the commutation of the service of…

14. hilder n.

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(a) The European elder (Sambucus nigra); hilder tre; (b) hilder tre, ?the European alder [see alder n. (1)]; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.274].

15. kē̆r n.

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(a) Low, swampy ground; a marsh, bog, fen; ker miln, a mill by a marsh; ker side, the side of a marsh; (b) a marsh overgrown with alders or other small trees or shrubs; alder ker.

16. kide n.

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(a) The young of a goat; kide lomb; (b) the meat of a young goat; -- often pl.; also, a carcass of a kid slaughtered for meat or prepared as a dish; (c) kides blod, the blood of a young goat; kide

17. loppe n.(1)

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(a) A spider; loppe web, a spider's web, cobweb; (b) a flea; (c) pl. the flies of the fourth plague of Egypt; (d) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.26].

18. midding n.

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(a) A dunghill, manure pile; (b) as a type of something vile; midding pit, a dung pit; (c) in place name [see Smith PNElem. 2.40].

19. mīre n.(2)

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An ant; also, as surname.

20. nap n.(3)

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A suck, draught.

21. plǒugh n.

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(a) A plow; also, a plow with its draft animal(s; --also coll.; (b) gates of the plough, furrows; plough lenge, the length of a plowshare; ?the length of a plow; (c) gon (gangan) at the plough, gon

22. rison n.

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A stalk of corn, head of oats.

23. rug n.

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?Light, misty rain.

24. slant(e n.

Additional spellings: slante
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In phrase: on slant, at an angle, obliquely [cp. aslant(e adv.]; he shal on slant, he shall stagger or have a fall; -- ?used fig. he shall come to grief.

25. slugge n.(1)

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(a) A lazy person; (b) slothfulness, the sin of sloth; also person.

26. trust n.

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(a) Confidence (in sb. or sth.), reliance (on sb. or sth.), trust; haven trust, to have confidence (in sb. or sth.), rely (on sb. or sth.); with inf.: haven more trust..thanne, think it preferable (to…

27. upbrixle n.

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An object of reproach.

28. whin n.(1)

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(a) Common furze, gorse (Ulex europaeus); a gorse plant or clump; also, any of several similarly spiky plants; pl. a clump or quantity of gorse (b) whin bush (tre), a gorse plant or clump; whin

29. wī̆ke n.(2)

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A corner of a part of the body; the wike of the eie; the thinne wikes, the temples; share wikes, ?the groin.

30. wiker n.

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(a) A thin, pliant stalk of a plant used for weaving, thatching, etc.;—also coll.; (b) a mat made of wicker.

31. wing(e n.

Additional spellings: winge
132 quotations in 10 senses
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An organ of flight, usu. paired: (a) a wing of a creature whose sole or primary means of locomotion is flight (a bird, an insect, a bat, etc.);—occas. with sg. for pl.; also in fig. context; also, fig

32. wisker n.

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A fan; also, a switch or fly swatter.