from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See lends.
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The little that was written was conceived in the Latin tongue by a few clerks, who expressed every meeting of lendes, herren, or ricohombres, by the word concilium.
Fra kare it tornes pat kyend, & lendes in myrth & glew.
The retainer doth some service, that now and then but holds your Honors styrrop, or lendes a hande over a stile, or opens a gappe for easier passage, or holds a torch in a darke waie: enough to weare your Honors cloth.
Yon mangades mande ta well ta dikk a len, adre lendes ker apre o chumba kai atchena pa o wen.
4.2.4: And geueth nought but to the lendes, to take the same againe.