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furbir (s.xii2/4)

[ FEW: 15/ii,188b *furbjan; Gdf: 4,64a forbir; GdfC: 9,650a fourbir; TL: 3,2055 forbir; DEAF: ; DMF:  fourbir; TLF:  fourbir; OED:  furbish v.; MED:  furbishen v.; DMLBS: 1034c furbare ]
furber,  furbeer;  forber,  forbir,  fourber,  fourbier,  fobeer(l. forbeer)  12  


1weaponsarmourmil.to furbish
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Funt haubercs e chauces roller E heaumes e brans furber cler  3168
to cleanse
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Ke ci (= soul) fu bien espenie, E de tuz pechez furbie!  2664
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  q’ele (=soul) est tout enroiliee et mult orde a moustrer en vostre presence, si elle ne soit fourbiee et nettee de vostre misericorde  83
(of teeth) to clean, polish
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1245 )  Pernez les branches de la vigne, si en fetes carbun, si en furbez les denz od le carbun e od ewe  114.62
to make smooth, polish
( MS: s.xii/xiii )  levigare: forber  ii 90
to paint, caulk
( MS: s.xiiiex )  defuco: furbeer  ii 163


( MS: s.xii2/4 )  Fruissent cez hanstes e cil espiez furbit  3482
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  Fierenbras i entrie primes, s'out trait l'espé fourbee  1235
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  La veissez tant healme, tant espeie forbie, Tant escu peint a or, tante lance brandie  359.1873
2smooth, glib
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Deus destruie lange furbie Ke mult destruit bien par envie!  45
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