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  • n. Archaic A plural of pease.

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  • n. Plural form of pease.


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  • In the sixteenth century an was added to make sing. pease, pl. peasen, peses, or peas.

    10 posts from January 2007

  • The soil along the coast is not deep of earth, bringing forth abundantly peasen small, yet good feeding for cattle.

    Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s Voyage to Newfoundland. Paras. 1-49

  • Ay, Joan, and my owld man wur up and awaay betimes wi 'dree hard eggs for a good pleace at the burnin'; and barrin 'the wet, Hodge' ud ha 'been a-harrowin' o 'white peasen i' the outfield -- and barrin 'the wind, Dumble wur blow'd wi' the wind, so 'z we was forced to stick her, but we fetched her round at last.

    Queen Mary and Harold


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