Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of myrrh.

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Examples

  • The kinges hem wenten and hi seghen the sterre thet yede bifore hem, alwat hi kam over tho huse war ure loverd was; and alswo hi hedden i-fonden ure loverd, swo hin an-urede, and him offrede hire offrendes, gold, and stor, and mirre.

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day

  • I. perturbation of t»ind, agi - fprit a mattock, a pick'oxe, mar - due mirre, the anchor of a mere ci 'un valiTcau quattro mirre » tbf anchor

    Dizionario portatile italiano, inglese, e francese

  • “mirre garland of Captain Death;” to the discomfiture of sundry train-band captains, and the conversion of an infidel attorney, who became a zealous Christian on the spot, and was never known to twist the truth afterwards, except in the way of business.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Ac al {} so si mirre loket þet bodi þet no werm ne may þer i {} hende come {;} so us defe {n} det  {60} þo iléke þinges fram senne. and fram þe amonesteme {n} t of þo dieule þet ha ne may us mis {} do.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • a stave from the "mirre garland of Captain Death;" to the discomfiture of sundry train-band captains and the conversion of an infidel attorney, who became a zealous Christian on the spot, and was never known to twist the truth afterwards, except in the way of business.

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

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