bail2 (c.1136-37)

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bail2 (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 1,201b baculum; Gdf: 1,553c baile; GdfC: ; TL: 1,800 baile; DEAF:  bail (baile); DMF:  baile; TLF:  baile 1 / bayle 1; OED:  bail | bayle n. / bailey n.; MED:  baille n.2; DMLBS: 175c baillium 2 ]
baile,  baili;  baille,  baillie;  bali,  balie,  ballie ;  bayl,  balil  246 bays  ii 61  

s., outer fortification wall of a city or castle
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex ) Mais poi durad lur defensaille. Puis que Daneis orent le baille [Tost fud idunc la cité prise  2716
( 1174-75; MS: s.xiiex )  Faites vostre periere venir hastivement! Ja percera la porte [...] E prendrum le baile senz nul delaiement  1241
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1200 )  vallum romanice dicitur ‘balie’  138.26
( MS: s.xiii2 )  vallum: (C) le bayl (var. (D: s.xiii/xiv) bail)  ii 70
( s.xivin; MS: 1312-40 )  le halt tour q’est en le tierce bayl de[l] chastel  19.2
( 1340 )  les tenantz [...] avoint feit et reparaillé les baillez sour lé costes de la mere  14-15 Ed III 247
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