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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 27, 2008

Doselle (n.) - The faucet of a barrel.

And when he had made holes so fele,
And stoppyd every oon of them with a doselle.

- MS. Cantab. Ff. ii. 38

Pronunciation: /dOsEl@/

/d/ d in dog
/O/ o in cloth
/s/ s in hiss
/E/ e in met
/l/ l in lily
/@/ a in sofa

The Middle-English Word of the Day was selected from "A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century", by James Orchard Halliwell.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard

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