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Middle-English Word of the Day - December 5, 2007

Nesh (adj.) - tender, soft.

Bot hatters, I can fynde no flesh,
hard nor nesh,
Salt nor fresh,
Bot two tome platers.

- Anonymous: The Towneley plays (1460)

Pronunciation: /nES/

/n/ n in no
/E/ e in met
/S/ sh in shy

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