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1. barken v.(1)

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To tan (hides) with an infusion of bark.

2. benger(e n.

Additional spellings: bengere
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A grain bin; the hopper of a mill.

3. 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.

4. 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…

5. bland-corn n.

Additional spellings: blandcorn
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A blend of wheat and rye sown together.

6. 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…

7. brāke(n n.

Additional spellings: braken
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(a) Any one of a variety of ferns [see quot. ?a1450 Agnus Castus]; bracken; (b) brake bush, a fern thicket; (c) brake of fern, fern-brake, a thicket of fern; (d) in place names [see A. H. Smith PNElem

8. bred-ful adj.

Additional spellings: bredful
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(a) Of a container: filled to the brim, brimful; (b) of an area: completely covered; (c) completely filled, chock-full.

9. cāke n.

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(a) A flat cake or loaf; also, an unbaked cake or loaf; haver (ote, oten) cake, a cake of oaten bread; therf cake, a cake of unleavened bread; barli cake, flouren cake, spiced cake; (b) bread of the…

10. carald n.

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A cask; fig. a place of confinement.

11. carpen v.

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(a) To talk, chat, converse, discourse; carpen toward, address (sb.); (b) tell (sth.), say; ask (a question); as I have herd carpen, as I have heard tell; as men do carpen, as people say; to carpen

12. clint n.

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A ledge of rock; a cliff, steep bank.

13. clọ̄ke n.(2)

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Claw; also fig.; -- only in pl.

14. clǒmsen v.

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(a) To become numb or stiff, as with cold; (b) clomsed, benumbed, stiffened; enfeebled.

15. 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.

16. 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

17. cukken v.

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To void excrement.

18. dashen v.

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(a) To strike (sb., sth.) violently, as with a weapon; dash to pieces, shatter; dashen to peces, dashen a two; dashen doun, strike or knock (sb., sth.) down; dashen out, knock or dash out (teeth, the…

19. garsel n.

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Brushwood used for fencing.

20. gāsen v.

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(a) To stare, gaze, look steadily or intently; (b) gasen abouten, to look after (sth.), watch intently; (c) fig. to fix one's attention, think longingly.

21. gaspen v.

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

22. gil(e n.(1)

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

23. glenten v.

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(a) To move or turn quickly to one side; dodge, flinch; glenten aside, glenten beside; glenten aside on, to fall upon (enemies) from the side; (b) to change one's behavior, deviate; (c) glenten from

24. glǒuten v.

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To scowl, look glum.

25. 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.

26. 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…

27. 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…

28. 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

29. 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…

30. hilder n.

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(a) The European elder (Sambucus nigra); hilder tre; (b) hilder tre, ?the European alder [see alder n. (1)]; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.274].

31. inmēte n.

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The edible inward parts of an animal, entrails.

32. 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].

33. kaggerleʒc n.

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Wantonness, lust.

34. 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.

35. kerven v.

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(a) Of an edged or pointed weapon, a sharp implement, a stroke, etc.: to cut or pierce, make a cut or incision, inflict a stroke that cuts or pierces; have the property of cutting or piercing; also fi

36. 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…

37. 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

38. lit-mose n.

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

39. loppe n.(1)

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(a) A spider; loppe web, a spider's web, cobweb; (b) a flea; (c) pl. the flies of the fourth plague of Egypt; (d) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.26].

40. lugerande ppl.

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Loosely hanging.

41. luggen v.

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(a) To pull (sb. or sth.) forcibly; luggen of, pull off (lips), pull out (hair); (b) to drag (sb.); (c) to mistreat (sb.); (d) of a vessel afloat: to move heavily; (e) lug-tripe, name of a dog: one…

42. lurken v.

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(a) To hide, be in hiding, lie hidden; be latent; (b) to lie in ambush; (c) to cower, skulk, keep out of sight; (d) to lie comfortably; (e) to go stealthily or cautiously, go under cover; also…

43. 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].

44. mīre n.(2)

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An ant; also, as surname.

45. nap n.(3)

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A suck, draught.

46. napand ppl.

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Grasping, greedy.

47. nastī adj.

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Unclean, filthy.

48. nigard n.

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

49. nornen v.

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(a) To state (sth.), declare; -- also without obj.; nornen ayenes, ?refuse (sb.), ?rebuke; (b) to urge (sb.), entreat; nornen after, entreat (sb.) in (the name of sb.); (c) to offer (sth. to sb.); (d)…

50. 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…

51. pasken v.

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To paddle, splash.

52. pilken v.

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(a) Of a bird: to strike at or pick clean (sth.) with the bill; used fig.; (b) to deprive (sb.) of goods by exercise of power; (c) in surname.

53. 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

54. pǒuten v.

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(a) To thrust out the lips in displeasure or sullenness, pout; (b) pouten oute, to swell, erupt.

55. rekelen v.

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To clatter, cackle.

56. rison n.

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A stalk of corn, head of oats.

57. rō̆t n.

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(a) Decay, corruption, putrefaction; (b) a disease of sheep; (c) a wasting disease in man; also fig.; (d) in place name.

58. rug n.

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?Light, misty rain.

59. rugged adj.

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(a) Hairy, shaggy-haired; of hair: shaggy, bristly; (b) of clothing: tattered, ragged; (c) of a metal nail: ?blunt; ?crudely made.

60. 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

61. ruggī adj.

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(a) Hairy, shaggy, bristly; (b) rugged in form, unshapely.

62. rūke n.

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

63. rusken v.

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(a) To start (game); (b) rusken up, to root up (sth.); (c) of a bird: ?to ruffle (its feathers); (d) in surname.

64. scōpen v.(1)

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To leap, skip, bound.

65. 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.

66. scrabbe n.

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A wild or crab apple.

67. 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…

68. 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…

69. sī̆le n.(2)

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A strainer, filter; milk sile, a milk sieve; also, a milk pail.

70. sī̆len v.(2)

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To strain (sth.).

71. sīlen v.(3)

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(a) To sink, fall; of tears: drop, flow; silen adoun (doun); geren silen, kill (sb.); ppl. silande as adj.: flowing; (b) to proceed, go; proceed (to do sth.); silen forth.

72. skei adj.

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(a) Of a horse: easily frightened; of a person: ?fastidious, particular; (b) ?as surname.

73. 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.).

74. 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…

75. skeuier n.

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A skewer.

76. skippen v.

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(a) To jump, leap, spring; skip or jump in play, caper; also, jump from writhing [quot.: ?c1425]; ?also, cause (sb.) to jump from beating [quot.: a1450 Yk.Pl.]; (b) skippen oute, to spring forth…

77. skulken v.

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(a) To go or move furtively, slink; also fig. of death; skulken aboute; skulken awei; -- also refl.; skulken oute, make a sneak attack; (b) to hide, lie concealed; ben skulked, be in hiding, be…

78. slant(e n.

Additional spellings: slante
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In phrase: on slant, at an angle, obliquely [cp. aslant(e adv.]; he shal on slant, he shall stagger or have a fall; -- ?used fig. he shall come to grief.

79. slengen v.

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

80. slent n.(1)

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(a) A slope; (b) on slent, at an angle, obliquely; (c) sly or crooked conduct.

81. slugge n.(1)

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

82. sluggen v.

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To be lazy or slothful; ppl. slugginge, lazy, sluggish, characterized by sloth.

83. 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

84. 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)…

85. sniffen v.

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To sniffle, sniff.

86. snifteren v.

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To sniffle.

87. sniftinge ger.

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Sniffling.

88. snivelen v.

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(a) To run at the nose; sniffle; snivel, whine; ppl. snivelinge as adj.: congested, rheumy; sniveling, whining; (b) ?to slobber; ?stammer.

89. 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

90. 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

91. strē̆ten v.

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?To strain, endeavor to the utmost.

92. 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)

93. 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…

94. 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.

95. tippen v.(1)

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(a) To fall, be overturned; (b) ?to cut a tree in preparation for grafting; ?prune a tree; (c) to knock (a town, structure) down, overturn, topple; also, knock (a piece of clothing) askew; tippen doun

96. tod(de n.

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

97. tossen v.

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To buffet (sb. or sth.) about, agitate, toss; also [1st quot.], sift or winnow (sth.);—used fig.

98. 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…

99. trillen v.(1)

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(a) Of tears, drops of blood: to flow, stream down; trillen doun (adoun); (b) to trail, hang down; trillen doun; (c) to turn (sth.); roll (sth.) on wheels; (d) of the tongue: to utter (sth.); (e) in…

100. 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…