from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mix; to mingle; to meddle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of meddle.
- n. A medlar: perhaps only in the compound medle-tree.
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Knowe your owne synnes & wayle them & medle [with] none other.
[SN: THE PAPISTICALL MANER OF ACCUSATIOUN.] "Knave, (quod ane,) what have ye to do to medle with the Scriptures?"
THOMAS HUCKENS is Marke. where  sure, not to medle
Many men were unwilling to serve on these seating committees, and refused to "medle with the seating," protesting against it on account of the odium that was incurred, but they were seldom "let off."
` An 'begorra, I have the medle myself; an' it's proud I am iv that same, for abstamiousness is a fine thing, although it's mighty dhry.
However, I shall neither medle or make in it untill I here from you again, which I hope will be soon, for my friend has lost all patience, and so have I to see him Linger so Long.
Page those shold, both mynde it, & medle with it, which haue most occasion to looke to it, as good and wise fathers shold do, and greatest authoritie to amend it, as good & wise magistrates ought to do: And yet I will not let, openlie to lament the vnfortunate case of learning herein.
I would it were not so: and with examples herein I will not medle: yet I wishe, that
English, and the _reading_ must nedes be such as the writing leads vnto, thererfor, (_sic_) befor I medle with anie particular precept, to direct the Reader, I will thoroughlie rip vp the hole certaintie of our English writing, so far furth and with such assurance, as probabilitie can make me, bycause it is a thing both proper to my argument, and profitable to my cuntrie.
'An' begorra, I have the medle myself; an 'it's proud I am iv that same, for abstamiousness is a fine thing, although it's mighty dhry.
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