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Middle-English Word of the Day - October 16, 2007

Glede (n.) - a glowing coal.

This is the werste, I dar me nat bywreyen,
And wel the hotter ben the gledes rede,
That men hem wrien with asshen pale and dede.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: Troilus and Criseyde (1385)

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
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http://etext.virginia.edu/collections/languages/english/mideng.browse.html


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