Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Middle English forms of alms.

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Examples

  • ‘Of the south-west side of the greene court is a large bowling greene, with fower mounted walks about it, all walled about with a batteled wall, and sett with all sorts of fruit; and out of it into the feildes there are large walks under many tall elmes orderly planted.’

    A Changed Man

  • As witherd oakes or elmes are hewne from off the playne.

    The Rowley Poems

  • 'Of the south-west side of the greene court is a large bowling greene, with fower mounted walks about it, all walled about with a batteled wall, and sett with all sorts of fruit; and out of it into the feildes there are large walks under many tall elmes orderly planted.'

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • We landed and walked at Barne-elmes, and then at the

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • We landed and walked at Barne-elmes, and then at the Neat Houses I landed and bought a millon, -- [melon] -- and we did also land and eat and drink at Wandsworth, and so to the Old Swan, and thence walked home.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 45: August/September 1666

  • We landed and walked at Barne-elmes, and then at the Neat Houses I landed and bought a millon, ” [melon] ” and we did also land and eat and drink at Wandsworth, and so to the Old Swan, and thence walked home.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Aug/Sep 1666

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