bretager (c.1314)

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bretager (c.1314)

[ FEW: 1,538a brittisca; Gdf: 1,729c breteschier; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  bretesche (breteschier); DMF:  bretécher; TLF: ; OED:  bretaged ppl.; MED:  brattice v.; DMLBS: 215c breteschiare ]

v.a. fortify, strengthen with brattices
( c.1314 )  q’il lour voille grantier murage [...] pur bretager meisme le mure  112
( 1343-50 )  Hughe Despencer le filz fist prendre touz les carpenters et masouns et fevres qe adonk estoient en Loundres [...] si fist faire sus touz les turettes et kernaux en la tour et a totes les portes illoqes barrer et bretaxer del plus grosse meryn  49.22
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