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1. blī-gẹ̄ter n.

Additional spellings: bligeter
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A lead founder.

2. bōle n.(1)

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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.

3. cavel n.

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(a) The drawing of lots or a lot so drawn; casten cavel(es, draw lots; cavel fell, the lot fell (upon sb.); (b) a splinter or fragment.

4. crike n.(1)

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(a) An inlet of the sea, cove, small estuary; also, a small stream, creek; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.6]; (c) in personal names.

5. cringle n.

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In place names only [see Smith PNElem. 2.7]: a circle, bend.

6. greive n.

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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].

7. 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…

8. lāthe n.(2)

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(a) The movable batten of a handloom; (b) some kind of supporting frame or scaffold; (c) a device used by coopers, ?a turning lathe; lathe stok, ?the framework of such a device; lathe oke, ?error for…

9. lit-mose n.

Additional spellings: litmose
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A blue pigment, litmus; ?also, lichens from which the pigment is obtained.

10. mīre n.(2)

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An ant; also, as surname.

11. noucin n.

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An affliction, a misery; affliction, privation, want.

12. osmund n.

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A kind of iron, made chiefly in Sweden; also a standard-size piece of such iron; fals osmund, a counterfeit piece of such iron; trencher osmund, a knife made of such iron.

13. n.(3)

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Naut. In cpds.: ro bende, a rope attaching the head of a sail to the yard [cp. ro-bond n.]; ro line (rop), ?a brace for swinging the yards horizontally; ?a footrope; ?a gasket of some kind.

14. rōk(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: roke
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(a) A mist, vapor; drizzling rain; (b) smoke, fumes; (c) rok peni, = reke-peni, s.v. rek(e n.(3)(d).

15. rok(ke n.(2)

Additional spellings: rokke
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(a) A distaff; (b) rok mone-dai, error for rop-mone-dai, s.v. rop n.(1) 4.(b).

16. runkel n.

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A wrinkle, crease, fold; also, as adj., of an animal's neck: wrinkled with folds.

17. scot-sọ̄m n.

Additional spellings: scotsom
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In cpd.: scot-som nail, = scot-sem(e nail [s.v. scot-sem(e n.].

18. scul(le n.

Additional spellings: sculle
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(a) The bony structure enclosing the brain, cranium; also, the skeleton of the entire head; also, the head; also in asseveration: bi mi scul; (b) scul bon, the cranium, skull; also, one of the bones…

19. scurf n.

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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…

20. shǒut(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: shoute
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(a) A flat-bottomed boat, barge; (b) shout man, the master of a shoute; also, a sailor on a shoute; also as surname.

21. skil n.

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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

22. slop(pe n.

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

23. snīpe n.

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(a) A snipe, esp. the common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), great snipe (G. media), or jacksnipe (Lymnocryptes minima); (b) the Egyptian ibis (Threskiornis aethiopica).

24. sparre n.

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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…

25. spē̆l(e n.

Additional spellings: spele
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(a) A thin piece of wood; a splinter; (b) a spine-bearing animal, ?a hedgehog; (c) spel bon, a bone of the ankle.

26. spil(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: spile
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(a) A fragment of wood; a splinter; (b) spil bon, the thighbone, femur; also, a bone of the arm, prob. the radius.

27. spīre n.(2)

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(a) A wooden rod; a bar, beam; also, a log; (b) a sapling.

28. spot n.(1)

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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…

29. stampne n.

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(a) Naut. A timber used at the stem of a ship; stampne lok (lokere), ?a timber of fastening device used to secure the stem of a ship; stampne pece, a piece of timber that forms the stem; (b) the stem…

30. stọ̄̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: stothe
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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…

31. stǒupe n.(1)

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(a) A jug, often made of leather; also, a measure for liquids, varying from one pint to several gallons; (b) a vessel or container for holy water; holi water stoupe.

32. stour(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: stoure
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(a) A piece of wood, stick; a stake, post; also, a post supporting a canopy; (b) a stake or rod used in building, esp. in the wattle and daub construction of a wall; daubing stour; stikke and stour

33. strau n.

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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…

34. Swēthe n.

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Sweden; Swethe lond (riche).

35. tip(pe n.(1)

Additional spellings: tippe
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(a) The extreme end of something, usu. rounded or pointed; also, a metal or other attachment to the end of something; (b) in cpd.: tip to, the end of the toe;—used in pl.; also, the end of a bird's…

36. 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…

37. vlē̆t n.

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In comb.: vlet line, part of the rigging of a ship, prob. some kind of flat plaited cord, ?a gasket.

38. wad-mōl n.

Additional spellings: wadmol
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A coarse woolen cloth, used for horse collars, sacks, etc.

39. wau(e n.

Additional spellings: waue
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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

40. whirl n.

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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…

41. 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.