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- n. sadness; dreariness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Affliction; dreariness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dreariness; dismalness; gloominess.
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Their mickle honors lay there low in death; the courtiers all had grief and drearihead.
Make moan of all that I endure for dole and drearihead And of my sleepless eyes, oppressed of wakefulness alway?
They lie in the earth, and my body is wasted for drearihead.
Whereby I wot well that my drearihead is concerning a woman.
Across the waste floated now and then the cry of a bird, but other sound there was none in this land of drearihead.
Amazed I'm grown and dazed for drearihead * And blame I Time who brought such pine and pain.
And my neck-nape complains of the weight of love, * Of my pain, of my pine, of my drearihead. "