from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to spread over; to cover.


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  • I perceive they are very bleake in these Countryes especially to this North Ocean and ye winds so troublesome they are forced to spin straw and so make a caul or net work to lay over their thatch on their Ricks and out houses, wth waites of Stones round to defend ye thatch from being blown away by ye greate winds, not but they have a better way of thatching their Houses wth Reeds and so close yt when its well done will last twenty yeares, but what I mention of braces or bands of straw is on their Rickes wch only is to hold a yeare.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary


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