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briȝter þan gold were. c1450 When the son Frf 16 372 The veinys wonder smal lyke a wyre, Of fressher blue then swaged saphyre. c1475(c1450) Idley Instr. 2.A.1794 She spareth for no cost to geve men appetite, To sett vp

burnyschet wos bryȝte. (a) In brilliant or gay color, gaily; heued , of fair complexion; (b) bleu , etc., light blue, etc. c1400(?c1380) Cleanness Nero A.10 114 Wel wern þay stowed..and bryȝtest atyred. c1400(?c1390) Gawain Nero A.10 2226 Þat lace

monkes cloistre, hous , monastery; monk(es clothes , a monk's habit or the material for making it; also, a piece of cloth of a standard size; monkes wede , monk's habit; monkes froise [see froise ]; lif , monastic life;

woman suffering the loss of her husband, esp. in battle; (b) in selected cpds. and combs.: shroud (wede, wedes), widwes habit (shroud), widewene shroud , mourning clothes, widow's weeds; widwes col , widow's pottage, emblematic of widowhood; widwes frend, widewene

Drynk nat ouer delicatliche ne to depe neiþer. Of coloring: intensely, deeply; of dyeing: fast, deep; bleu (red) , intensely blue (red). (c1395) Chaucer CT.Sq. Manly-Rickert F.511 So depe in greyn he dyed his colours. (a1398) Trev. Barth. Add 27944

al of Rede, Rycher than outher silke or golde. (1455) in Rymer's Foedera (1709-10) 11.369 A Mantel..Laced with Lace of Blue Silk, with Knopps and Tassells. a1475 Russell Bk.Nurt. Hrl 4011 899 Lace his dublett euery hoole. a1500(?a1400) Chestre Launfal

(in a certain way), clothed (in a particular garment or kind of clothing); in Stafford bleu , beaten black and blue. c1330(?a1300) Tristrem Auch 450 In blehand was he cledde. c1390 NHom.Narrat. Vrn 275/28 Com crist wiþ þe half Mantel

ferþer in eny accion..ayenst eny other persone or persones inhabitantes in þis Cite. ?To be devoted (to a person);--pass. [Cp. habit disposition, behavior.] a1425(c1385) Chaucer TC Benson-Robinson 4.443 She that I serve..To whom myn herte enhabit is by right, Shal

[read: kinkis] of bihesten coment [read: comen] loc bringen. c1250 Louerd asse þu ard Trin-C B.14.39 218 Þeis þreo loic habit muchel nu tokeningke. c1300 SLeg.Kath. LdMisc 108 126 Þre kinges of ouwer lawe..lok him brouȝten. (a) A gift or

bryght as glas, Of goldsmythes werke with spanglys wrought be-dene. a1509(?1468) Marriage in Archaeol.31 Add 46354 334 The this habit ensewinge: A short gowne of goldsmythe worke. (1250) in Fransson Surn. 133 Rog. Goldsmiz. (1255) in Fransson Surn. 133

said king Henri þe vte. a1425 Medulla Stnh A.1.10 23b/a Elbidus: color rosset. (?a1439) Lydg. FP Bod 263 6.49 Hir habit was of manyfold colours..Feynt blak for moornyng, russet for trauaille. (1447) Court R.Long Bennington i virgam panni color' russet.

OE gewunod , p.ppl. of gewunian . (a) Accustomed (to do sth.), in the habit of (doing sth.); wont; (b) with infinitive implied: accustomed to be or do something, wont to ask about, wont to give; to , accustomed to

left sholder that the heed shewede a span be-hynde. c1525 Rule & T.St.Francis(2) Fst D.4 575 The lenghte of the habit shalle nat pas the lenkithe of hym that werethe yt, and the breddith therof haue nat past xvi spannys

& OF temprance & L temperantia . (a) Restraint, forbearance, moderation, temperateness;- also pl.; a habit or practice of proper restraint or moderation [quot. c1475(c1450)]; (b) temperance as one of the cardinal virtues; also person.; (c) mildness, gentleness, modesty. (c1395)

power and kunnyng. (c1449) Pecock Repr. Cmb Kk.4.26 548 For to dyuyse, take, and vse stabili oon schap of outward habit (namelich such a schap which is rather foul than gay, and which schulde rather lette fro glorie than tice

born. (a1425) Stonor 1.40 For ix dozen of breede the berying day, ix s. c1430(c1386) Chaucer LGW Benson-Robinson 1831 In habit swich as women used tho Unto the buryinge of hire frendes go. c1430(c1386) Chaucer LGW Benson-Robinson 2553 My body

OE unþeaw ; cp. ME theu n.(1). (a) A moral failing, vice; an act of immorality, a sin; an evil habit, a wicked practice; also, immorality, viciousness [quots. c1225(?c1200) HMaid. & perh. c1230, 1st]; ?also, coll. evil ways, sinful practices

onthyfte , upþrift . From thrift n. (a) An evil habit, a wicked practice, a vice;-also coll. [quot. a1425]; also, a wicked act, foul deed; (b) dissoluteness, profligacy, wantonness; also person. ; (c) weakness, impotency; also, worthlessness, unworthiness; also, a

Guy(1) Cai 107/176 2812 Fro Constantyn-noble come bee we, Londe of pees to seche, in verite. (a) The practice or habit of truthfulness, veracity; also person. ; also, fidelity to one's word, trustworthiness; also, certainty, assurance [1st quot.]; (b) righteousness,

death; maken , to lament, complain; mourn; also fig. ; (b) blak, blak , black cloth of mourning garments; clothes (habit, wede), clothes of , mourning garments; hous , ?a tomb, ?a chapel for commemoration; time, daies of , a

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