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Middle-English Word of the Day - April 23, 2008

Mobyle (adj.) - moveables, property [e.g. furniture].

Alle othere manere yiftes hardily,
As londes, rentes, pasture, or commune,
Or moebles, alle been yiftes of fortune,
That passen as a shadwe upon a wal.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)

Pronunciation: /mObIlEs/

/m/ m in make
/O/ o in cloth
/b/ b in boy
/I/ i in bit
/l/ l in lily
/E/ e in met
/s/ s in hiss

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