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  • Quotation evidence from 1340 (first cited in Ayenbite of Inwyt).
  • This is one of the earliest 7% of entries recorded in OED.
  • OED includes about 1100 entries first evidenced in the decade 1340—1349 (words such as carry, paper, screen).

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Entry size

  • 18 senses (7 main senses, 11 subentry senses).
  • 91 quotations.

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