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Boot, something given in.
Bought and sold, over-reached.
Bosky, woody.
Brach, dog, hound.
Braid, crafty.

Brawl, French, a dance.
Break up, to carve.
Breast, voice.

Brief, abstract.

Bribe-buck, stolen venison.

Brize, gad-fly.

Brock, badger.
Brogues, heavy shoes.

Bruit, to noise, to report.
Buckle, to bend.
Bugs, bugbears.
Burgonet, helmet.

Burgher, citizen.
Burst, to break.

By 'r lakin, by our ladykin.

Caliver, hand-gun. Callat, a drab.

Canary, a dance.

Cantons, songs.

Cantle, piece, portion.
Canvass, to sift.

Capitulate, to draw up heads.
Capocchio, dolt.

Captious, capable of receiving.
Carbonado, meat cut and broiled.
Carded, mixed.

Carduus benedictus, blessed thistle. Carkanet, necklace.

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Carl, churl, clown.

Carlot, peasant.

Carping, prating.

Case, skin.

Case of lives, two lives.

Colt, to trick.

Comart, treaty.

Combinate, contracted.

Carry out a side, to win the game. Comforting, abetting.

Cased, caged, confined.
Cassock, part of dress.

Castiliano, a drinking exclamation.

Cast, left off.

Castle, a close helmet. Cataian, a term of abuse.

Commence, a university word.
Compact, made up of.

Compact, in concert with.
Companion, fellow.

Compassed window, bay or bow window.

Competitor, confederate.
Comply, to compliment.

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Counsel, secrecy.

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Den, good, good even.

Counter, to run, a term of the Denay, denial.


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Cozier, botcher.

Crack, boy.

Denay, to deny.

Denier, small piece of money.

Deny, to refuse.

Depart with, to part with.

Descant, a term in music.

Design, to point out.

Detect, to discover.

Detected, suspected.

Dich, do it.

Cracked within the ring, uncurrent Diet, to fast.


Crants, garlands.

Crare, a small craft.

Credit, belief.

Cresset, a light, a beacon.
Crone, old woman.
Crosses, money.

Crush a cup, a drinking term.

Cry aim, to encourage.
Cunning, knowledge.
Curb, to bend.

Diffused, disordered, confused, unintelligible.

Disable, to under-rate.

Disappointed, unprepared.

Disclosed, hatched.

Dismes, tenths.

Disnatured, unnatural.

Disseat, unseat.



Doff, to do off. See also "Daff'd." Doit, a small piece of money.

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Frank, sty.

Fretten, fretted.

Frippery, old clothes shop.
Frise, coarse woollen cloth.
Frontier, forehead.
Frush, to break, to bruise.
Fullam, a false die.

Gad, a point.

Gain-giving, misgiving.
Galliard, a dance.
Gallow, to terrify.
Garboils, commotions.
Gaskins, large breeches.
Gaudy, joyful.
Gear, matter.
Geck, fool.
General, subjects.

Germins, sprouting seeds.
Gest, a resting-place.
Gib-cat, a male cat.

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Ging, gang.

Gourd, a false die.
Gouts, drops.
Grace, beauty.

Gramercy, great thanks.
Gripe, griffin, vulture.
Grise, degrees, steps.
Growing, accruing.
Guards, ornaments of dress.
Guerdon, reward.
Gust, to taste.

Haggard, wild hawk.

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Handsaw, for Heron-shaw.

Harrow, to subdue.

Haught, haughty.

Hefts, heavings.
Hent, to take.

Herb of grace, rue.
Hest, command.

Hide fox and all after, a game.
High men and low men, false dice.
Hight, called.

Hilding, low wretch.

Hint, suggestion.

Holding, burden of a song.

Hoodman-blind, blind man's bough.

Hot-house, bagnio.

Hox, to ham-string.

Hubbub, for Whoo-bub.

Ginger-knapping, stands for gin- Hugger mugger, in secret.


Gird, taunt, reproof.

Give aim, to direct.

Gleek, jeer, scoff.

Glose, to expound, to explain.

God 'ild you, God yield or reward you.

Going to the world, marrying.
Gongarian, for Hungarian.
Good den, good even.

Good year, what the, an exclamation.

Good, to weep a, to weep much.
Gorbellied, corpulent.
Goujeers, a disorder.

Hull, to be driven to and fro by


Hunt-counter, a dog that runs the wrong way.

Hunts-up, a morning song.
Hurly-burly, confusion.
Husbandry, frugality.

Ignomy, ignominy.

Illustrous, dull, not bright.
Imbare, to expose, to lay bare.
Imp out, to piece out.
Impair, unworthy.
Impartial, taking no part.

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Informal, insane.

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Leaguer, camp.


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Leasing, lying.

Leather-coat, a kind of apple.
Leman, sweetheart.
Leer, skin, complexion.
Leese, to loose.

Leiger or Lieger, ambassador.
Lenten, spare.
Let, to hinder.

Lewd, lustful, ignorant, wicked.
Liberty, extemporal acting.

Lie for, to, to lie in prison for.
Liefest, dearest.

Lieutenantry, proxy, deputation.
Lifter, thief.

Light o' Love, a tune.

Lightly, commonly.

Liking, to be in, to be in flesh,

List, boundary, limit.

Jar of the clock, tick of the clock. Livelihood, liveliness.

Jet, to strut.

Jew, a term of fondness.

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Loach, a fish.

Lockram, coarse linen.

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