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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. blǒnderen v.

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(a) To walk without seeing, go blindly; (b) to proceed ignorantly, act blindly or irrationally; refl. delude oneself, be out of one's senses; ppl. blundering, rash, clumsy, thoughtless; of things…

5. carald n.

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A cask; fig. a place of confinement.

6. clint n.

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

7. 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

8. cukken v.

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To void excrement.

9. gaspen v.

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To open the mouth wide, gape; also, exhale.

10. gil(e n.(1)

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

11. glǒuten v.

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To scowl, look glum.

12. 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.

13. 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…

14. 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…

15. 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…

16. intak n.

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A piece of enclosed land taken from a moor or from a common; -- only in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.304].

17. 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.

18. kēt(e adj.

Additional spellings: kete
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(a) Of warriors, knights: bold, brave; strong; of persons: distinguished, illustrious; of beasts: fierce; (b) of towns: strong; of hills: rugged, ?massive; of wind, storms: violent; of noise: loud; of…

19. 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

20. lit-mose n.

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

21. 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].

22. nigard n.

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(a) A stingy person, miser; greedy or covetous man; (b) a contemptible person, a weakling.

23. ok adv. & conj.

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(a) Introducing a sentence or an independent clause: moreover, likewise, also; (b) modifying the predicate: too, also, in the same manner; (c) connecting nouns, usually following the last member…

24. 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

25. rekelen v.

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To clatter, cackle.

26. ruggen v.

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(a) To pull or stretch (sb. or sth.), tug at fiercely; -- also without obj.; also, torture (sb.) by pulling or stretching; (b) to drag (sb.); (c) to tear (sb. or sth.), tear (one's hair); ruggen and

27. rūke n.

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(a) A heap, pile; also, a haystack; (b) a unit of measure; (c) a group of common people.

28. scōpen v.(1)

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To leap, skip, bound.

29. scorcnen v.

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(a) To become singed or scorched; (b) to make (sth.) dry, parch; also, ppl. scorcned as adj.: parched, dried up.

30. 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…

31. 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…

32. skerren v.

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(a) To frighten (sb.), terrify; ppl. skered, frightened; also, alarmed, startled [quot.: c1400]; skered with, frightened by (sth.); (b) to become alarmed; of clamor: rise up; ppl. skerring as adj…

33. skeuier n.

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A skewer.

34. slugge n.(1)

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

35. snibben v.

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(a) To rebuke, reprove; reprove (sb.), rebuke; also, abuse (sb.); censure (sinful behavior); (b) to rebuke (sb.) for (just criticism); snibben of (for), reprove (sb.) for (sinful or improper conduct)…

36. snō̆ken v.

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(a) To snuffle about, esp. as a hound on a scent; also fig.; (b) in cpd.: snoke-horn, ?one who snuffles into a horn, one who blows a horn, i.e., a worthless person [cp. blouen in an horn, etc., s.v. h

37. strē̆ten v.

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?To strain, endeavor to the utmost.

38. sum conj.

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(a) As; ?also, error for soth adj. [quot. a1225]; sum that, where [cp. as conj. 10.]; as fer sum, so fer..sum, insofar as; so (as) sum, as, just as; also, as though [quot.Orm .3694]; swich (al-swich)

39. thiggen v.

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(a) To ingest, drink; consume (food, drink); thiggen of, to drink from (pools of water); thiggen on et and on wet, consume (too much) in eating and drinking; also, in construction with infl. inf…

40. thwert nai phr.

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Certainly not, in no way, to the contrary; law as a formula for categorical denial of a complaint: absolutely not, not so; seien (ouen) thwert nai.

41. tod(de n.

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

42. trash n.

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(a) Brush, fallen leaves, or twigs used as kindling, tinder [poss. confused with tach(e n.(2)]; (b) a rag, a tattered garment; ?also, an old worn-out shoe [cp. MnE dial. trash]; (c) coll. items of…

43. 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…

44. 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…

45. twingen v.

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To afflict (sb.), torment, oppress.

46. upbrixle n.

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An object of reproach.

47. waggen v.

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(a) To be in motion, esp. back and forth or up and down, shake, flutter, swing; also fig. with ref. to (e) [quots. a1387 & a1425]; of teeth: be loose; of a boat: rock with the waves; of flesh: wobble…

48. wẹ̄k(e n.(3)

Additional spellings: weke
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(a) The calendrical unit consisting of a cycle of seven successive named or numbered days and beginning or ending with a particularly specified day, the week of the Jewish or Christian calendar (b)…

49. 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.

50. 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

51. wisker n.

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A fan; also, a switch or fly swatter.

52. witter adj.

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(a) Wise, prudent; knowledgeable; also, cunning, skilled, able [the precise gloss is determined by the context]; witter and wale (ware, wise), wise and witter; witter of eie, observant (b) requiring…

53. witterlī adv.

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Knowingly; skillfully; cleverly [sometimes difficult to distinguish from sense 2.(b)].

54. yolster n.

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A willow tree.

55. youlen v.

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(a) To make a loud cry because of grief, pain, rage, etc., cry out, wail; also fig.; (b) of an animal: to howl.