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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of handsel.


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  • The two romances last mentioned are so steeped in the atmosphere of the sagas, that what with folk-motes and shut-beds, and byres, and man-quellers, and handsels and speech-friends, we seem to lose ourselves in yet another version of a northern tale.

    The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature


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