espeleter (c.1136-37)

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espeleter (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 803b espeltare ]
espelotter,  espeliter,  espeuter;  aspeuter  


1lawto hamble, cut out ball of paw (of dogs, in order to render them unfit for hunting)
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Pur les forez le rei garder Les (=dogs) faseit l’um espeleter  6230
( MS: s.xiii2 )  mutilo: aspeuter, hamely hundes  ii 25
( 1389 )  ne tiegne null leverer [...] s’il ne soit lié ou trahé, feusté ou qu’il soit espelotté  iii 273
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