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bred
es; pl. nom. acc. bredu; n. A surface, plank, board, table, tablet; superficies, tabula, tabella Ðisse eorþan ymbhwyrft is, wið ðone heofon to mettanne, swilce án lytel pricu on brádan brede the circumference of this earth is, compared with the heaven, like a little point on a large surface, Bt. 18, 1; Fox 62, 4. Breda þiling vel flor on to þerscenne a joining of planks or a floor to thrash on; area, Ælfc. Gl
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deceit, L. Ed. 1; Th. i. 160, 6. v. bræd.
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broad, Chr. 189; Erl. 9, 25. v. brád.
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Add:I. a board, plank Bred tabetum. Wrt. Voc. ii. 121, 81. Ic ðé bidde ðæt ðú mé on ðǽm scipgebroce ðisses lífes sum bred gerǽce, ðæt ic mæge on sittan, oð ic tó londe cume, Past. 467, 24. Legs bred þweores ofer þá fét, Lch. ii. 342, 6. Ðá ungesewenlican brega (breda? cf. (?) breden) næglas invisibiles sudum clavos,
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