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  • adj. Obsolete form of slender.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Slender.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Obsolete or dialectal forms of slender.


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  • And ther ben also of other bestes, als grete and more gretter than is a destrere: and men clepen hem loerancz: and sum men clepen hem odenthos: and thei han a blak hed and 3 longe hornes trenchant in the front, scharpe as a sword; and the body is sclender.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • [110] This passage will receive illustration from the following quotation out of Bishop Latimer's Sermon, preached before King Edward the Sixth, about the year 1550: "A good fellow on a tyme bad another of hys frendes to a breakefast, and sayed, Yf you wyl come, you shal be welcome; but I tell you afore hande, you shal haue but sclender fare, one dysh and that is al. What is that, said he?

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 2


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