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- noun An old form of
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Alexr being at her zet asking for almous she choisit him therfra saying to him "away custroun carle ye will get nothing heir".
That thou my torturer shouldst be, I am indeed content, So but thou wilt one glance bestow, as almous-deed, on me.
Now, save on almous-days, when some half-dozen doitering old bodies get a snatch at the broken meat, not a man of us thrusts his nose into the knight's buttery but by stealth.
Is it not almous-day, and thinkest thou the houseless and wandering pilgrim will not share of the largess? "