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1. tēr(e n.

Additional spellings: tere
134 quotations in 5 senses
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A drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands, a tear.

2. overrāsinge ger.

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Erasing, scraping out.

3. skēt n.(1)

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An incision, a cut.

4. raived adj.

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Of a roof: broken open.

5. slenden v.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To split open, become cracked; fracture (a bone); (b) slenden of, to cut off (sth.).

6. distrait ppl.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Withdrawn, separated; (b) distracted; (c) perturbed, distressed.

7. slit(te n.

Additional spellings: slitte
16 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A cut in the flesh, a wound; also, a chap or sore [last quot.]; (b) a cut in a tree or vine; (c) an opening in the front of a garment, a slash; a pocket in a garment; slit ful, a pocketful; (d) a…