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1. bōle n.(1)

141 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A bull; fre bole, a bull free to roam with the herd [see Homans Eng.Villagers 61-3]; (b) a steer or bullock.

2. cringle n.

11 quotations in 1 sense
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In place names only [see Smith PNElem. 2.7]: a circle, bend.

3. greive n.

15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A steward; headman of a town or village; also, a royal official; (b) as surname; also in cpds.: bern greive, fen greive [see also plough greive, wode greive].

4. harwe n.

34 quotations in 2 senses
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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…

5. mīre n.(2)

7 quotations in 1 sense
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An ant; also, as surname.

6. rǒuten v.(3)

6 quotations in 1 sense
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To make a loud noise, resound; of a storm: rage, roar; of wind: howl.

7. scurf n.

23 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A scaly or scabby disease of the skin, esp. of the head; also, a similar disease in sheep [quot.: Palladius]; (b) the dry slough or scab produced by a caustic medicine, the bursting of a…

8. shrīven v.

147 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Refl. To make confession, make confession (to sb., to God); also iron., with implication of impending decease [quot.: Chaucer TC]; (b) refl. shriven o (of), to confess (sins), make confession of…

9. skil n.

340 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The intellectual faculty, reason; also person.; wit and skil; (b) skil wille (lereth, mot sen), reason demands (teaches, might discover); skil witnesse, reason; -- ?error for skil-wisnes n.; a

10. slop(pe n.

Additional spellings: sloppe
15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A loose outer garment; (b) a magic bag for stealing milk; (c) a kind of shoe; (d) in surname.

11. snīten v.

12 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To blow one's nose; blow (one's nose); also [1st quot.], with punning ref. to 1st quot. in (b); (b) to snuff (a candle); also, tweak or pull (a person's nose with tongs); sniten oute; (c) hawk. to…

12. 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…

13. spot n.(1)

83 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A stain left by something on a surface, a blot; also in fig. context; (b) fig. ?contamination or stain resulting from intercourse; (c) a patch or mark in the fur of an animal, on the body of a…

14. stọ̄̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: stothe
23 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) An upright piece of timber used as support in a wall, partition, etc. [quots. ?c1475 and a1500 may belong to sense 4]; stoth nail, nails of some kind used in fastening such timbers; (b) fig. a…

15. strau n.

155 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Coll. The dried stalks of grain after threshing, straw; also in fig. context [quot. a1475]; -- also pl.; stubbe strau; (b) a stalk or stem; a piece of straw; in the strau, on the stalk, before…

16. sw- consonant clust.

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For all words beginning with sw- from here to the end of this volume [of the print MED], the practice of the MED is to record all variant forms except those beginning with su-; forms with su- are…

17. Swēthe n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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Sweden; Swethe lond (riche).

18. thurven v.

172 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) Of a candle: to be necessary (for sb.), be needed, avail; (b) impers. hit thare, used parenthetically: it is necessary; (c) ?impers. thurte, he experienced (no lack of knights at his disposal).

19. trusten v.

162 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To be confident; also refl.; also, take heart, take courage [quot. c1384, 1st]; trusten in (of, on, to, unto, upon), have confidence in (sb., sth., oneself); rely on (sb. or sth.) for guidance…

20. wau(e n.

Additional spellings: waue
61 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A wave of water, esp. in the sea; ?also, a current; gon in wawes, to become tempestuous (b) pl. the sea, seen as a collection of individual waves; (c) used metonymically: the sea; water; wau of

21. whirl n.

39 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A small circular weight placed on a spindle to serve as a flywheel, a pulley used in the operation of a spinning wheel, a spindle whorl; ?also, a small circular object serving to attach or hold…

22. wī̆ndel n.(4)

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In cpds. and combs.: yarn (garn) windel, a wooden reel from which a hank or thread of yarn may be wound into a ball, a yarn-winder; yarn (garn) windel blade, one of the crossed arms of a yarn-winder.