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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. craulen v.

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(a) To swarm, crawl; ben crauling, be crawling (with worms); (b) fig. to drag oneself, walk slowly.

5. 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.

6. cringle n.

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

7. 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].

8. 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…

9. ilōpen v.

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(a) To leap, jump; ilopen to hors, mount a horse; (b) to run, rush; (c) to penetrate, pierce.

10. 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…

11. lit-mose n.

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

12. lōpen v.

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(a) To jump, leap; lopen til, attack (sb.); lopen on (to) hors; (b) to run; also, travel, journey; lopen awei, escape.

13. mīre n.(2)

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An ant; also, as surname.

14. noucin n.

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

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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).

18. 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).

19. rǒupen v.

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To cry out, howl; roupen and roren.

20. rǒuten v.(3)

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To make a loud noise, resound; of a storm: rage, roar; of wind: howl.

21. ruffelen v.(1)

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(a) Of hair: to ruffle, become ruffled; (b) to ruffle (among things), poke about; also, disturb the order of (sth.); (c) to entangle; ?also, snare; ppl. ruffeled, entangled, tangled, knotted.

22. rumbelen v.

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(a) To make a rumbling sound; (b) to make a low noise; murmur, mumble, mutter; (c) of a crowd: to make noise or tumult; (d) to move with a rumbling sound; (e) to cause a rumbling sound by movement.

23. runkel n.

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

24. 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.].

25. scrāpen v.

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(a) To remove (an outer layer, skin, etc.) with a scraping instrument; scrapen awei (of); scrapen oute of, remove (sth.) from (a place); (b) to make erasures; erase (writing, written material) with a…

26. scrēmen v.

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(a) To scream, shriek; (b) of an animal: to utter a shrill cry; scremen up, of a dragon's cry: rise up shrilly.

27. 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…

28. 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…

29. 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.

30. shrīven v.

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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…

31. 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

32. skinken v.

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(a) To serve (wine); (b) in ship names.

33. slabben v.

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To wallow (in a place), get dirty; -- used fig.; ppl. slabbing as adj.: trailing, dragging.

34. 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.

35. 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).

36. snīten v.

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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…

37. snǒuen v.(2)

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Of a hawk: to wipe (the beak) clean of food, etc.

38. 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…

39. 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.

40. spē̆ren v.(1)

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To lock or bar (a gate, door, window, etc.); also fig.; fasten (a lock); lock something; -- used fig. [quots. a1425(a1400) PConsc., c1475(?c1400)]; also, of a door: be locked; speren bi rof and ground

41. 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.

42. spīre n.(2)

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

43. 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…

44. 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…

45. steden v.

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Impers. To be of profit; avail (sb.), profit.

46. stǒmblen v.

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(a) Of a person, an animal: to stumble; trip; walk unsteadily; stagger so as to keep from falling; also in fig. contexts; (b) stomblen at, to trip over (sth.); bump into (sth.); stomblen at rishe and

47. stọ̄r(e adj.

Additional spellings: store
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(a) Of a person: strong, powerful; violent, cruel; robust, healthy; of an army, a host, etc.: powerful, fierce, cruel; also, as noun: powerful or high-ranking people [quot. c1425]; stor and stark

48. 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…

49. 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.

50. 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

51. 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…

52. 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…

53. Swēthe n.

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Sweden; Swethe lond (riche).

54. tedden v.

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To spread (new-mown grass) for drying, ted;—also without obj.

55. thurven v.

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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).

56. tīdī adj.

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(a) Timely, opportune; also, convenient; (b) of fruit: ripening early in season; (c) ?late; ?seasonable.

57. 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…

58. 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…

59. trusten v.

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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…

60. twīnen v.

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(a) To form (a thread) by twisting filaments together, spin; also, of a Fate: spin (the thread of life); twinede thred; (b) to intertwine (threads, filaments, etc.), braid; entwine (a feather into a…

61. 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.

62. wad-mōl n.

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

63. wamelen v.

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(a) To feel nausea; ?also, retch or vomit; ppl. wamling as adj.: producing or accompanied by nausea, nauseous; (b) wamelen and tumblen, to heave oneself about, roll around.

64. 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

65. 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…

66. wīden v.

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(a) To make (sth.) wide, extend; enlarge (a garden); also, spread (boards) out to make a table; (b) to separate (plants) by a wide space.

67. 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.