from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cheerless; wretched; miserable; unhappy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Sorrowful; wretched; full of trouble.


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  • His barn stood in a very _elenge_ lonesome place, a goodish bit from de house, and de Pharisees used to come dere a nights and thresh out some wheat and wuts for him, so dat de hep o 'threshed corn was ginnerly bigger in de morning dan what he left it overnight.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • +E+ to elenge, ne to excellent, ne to eernesful neiþ {er}.

    Early English Meals and Manners


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