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- n. Plural form of homeling.
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Due to the old Sussex dialect the village folk could quickly divide all those they met into the sheep and goats: the homelings were the natives and the comelings those who had come into Sussex from another county.
A great number of castels also were builded in his daies (as before ye haue heard) by the Nobles of the realme, either to defend the confines of their countries from inuasions of forrenners, and violence of homelings; or as fortifications to themselues when they ment or intended any inrode or breaking vpon their neighbours.