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1. blī-gẹ̄ter n.

Additional spellings: bligeter
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A lead founder.

2. brinke n.

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(a) The shore (of the sea); seashore, coast; se brinke; ?also, the top (of a mound) [quot.: 1607], ?a precipice [quot. a1425 Wycl.]; (b) the bank (of a stream); (c) the edge (of a spring); (d) in…

3. cǒuren v.

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(a) To crouch, squat, or kneel; couren doun, couren on knes; (b) to cringe, cower; (c) fig. to lurk.

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. grei n.(2)

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(a) A gray fur, prob. the fur from the back of the Eurasian red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris in winter; red (ruskin) grei, the fur of the Eurasian red squirrel in winter; tristi (tresti) grei, ?error…

6. harsk adj.

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(a) Rough-textured, coarse; (b) harsh-tasting, sour, astringent.

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. 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

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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…

13. 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.

14. sī̆len v.(2)

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To strain (sth.).

15. skelten v.

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(a) To come, go; skelten ther-at, apply oneself to something; (b) to raise (an alarm); cause (skirmishing), begin; (c) ?to cause (sb.) to go away, drive away; ?revile (sb.).

16. 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

17. slengen v.

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(a) To throw (sb., an animal), cast; put (sb. on sth.) forcefully; (b) ?in surname.

18. smīlen v.

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(a) To assume an expression of amusement or pleasure, smile; smilen at (of), smile at (sth.), be pleased or amused by (sth.); (b) to assume a pleasant, kindly expression; wear a smile; smilen among

19. 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).

20. snǒuen v.(2)

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

21. 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…

22. 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

23. 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…

24. stọ̄r(e adj.

Additional spellings: store
80 quotations in 6 senses
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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

25. 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…

26. 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.

27. 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

28. 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…

29. sweien v.(2)

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(a) To move, go, go quickly, hasten; also, of a current: move (sb.) along, carry; (b) to move in a swaying or sweeping motion; also, stoop, bend; ppl. sweande as adj., of a sail: billowing, swelling…

30. tā̆lmen v.

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(a) Of a person: to be overcome, faint; of the heart: weaken, become exhausted; (b) of the tongue: to falter when singing; (c) ?to exhaust (sb.), weary; ?refl. to grow tired.

31. 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).

32. tīke n.(3)

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(a) A dog, cur;—used in prov. expression; (b) fig. a lowborn person; also as a term of abuse; hethen tike; (c) ?as surname.

33. tod(de n.

Additional spellings: todde
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A measurement of weight for wool, usually 28 lbs.

34. 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…

35. 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…

36. tū̆lk(e n.

Additional spellings: tulke
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(a) A man; a soldier, fighting man; also used with ref. to God [quot. c1400(?c1380), 1st]; (b) as surname.

37. umbetrīn adv.

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Round about, around; ?set around, placed around.

38. 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.

39. wad-mōl n.

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

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…