pincer (1181-85)

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pincer (1181-85)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 8,541b *pints-; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,340c pincier; TL: 7,955 pincier; DEAF:  pincier; DMF:  pincer; TLF:  pincer; OED:  pinch v.; MED:  pinchen v.; DMLBS: ]
pincher,  pyncer,  pyncher  

v.a.

1to pinch, squeeze between thumb and finger(s)
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Seinte Cecilie [...] En passant par le braz l’ad pris E pincé l’ad  3393
( 1430; MS: s.xv2/4 )  Ne vostre nees ne devetz pincer Taunt come vous seetz al maunger  (A) 142
to pinch, poke, jab
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Ne sai cument le hunirent Plus laidement ne trairent. Il le pincent e reschinent li, Enmi li vis l’unt escopi  218.639
fig.to trouble, hassle, bother
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Bailifs, viscuntes e wandelarz Li pincerunt de tutes parz E encheisun li porquerrunt De li tolir ceo k’il porrunt  980
2to grab at, steal
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Gardez ke vus ne prenge mie De espigucer (var. (D: s.xiii2) pincer) lé Dez secrez [...]. Lessum a Deu sé privestez  2431
3to pick on, find fault with
( 1294 )  çoe paroles [...] serrunt sy declos ke yl n’y est rens a pyncer  21-22 Ed I 567
( 1430; MS: s.xv2/4 )  Si tu ne bien facez, ils ne lerrount Que ascune chose ne pyncherount, De dit ou de countenaunce, Et de ceo vous mokerount  (A) 182
pincer as dents
1to bite, nip with teeth
( 1181-85; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  la demurrez en cel sié U lesardez, boz e serpens Vus pincerunt suvent as dens  508

v.n.

pincer a, sur
1to pick on, find fault with
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  Ja legistre n'i purra valer Ne pleidurs od lur moter, Ke la chose si aperte serra Ke pleidur pincer n'i purra  13052
( 1313-14 ) home purra pyncer sur le fet si Alice surveqit  Ed II viii 7

sbst._inf.

1pinch, squeeze between thumb and finger(s)
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Mais li pincers tut dis parait Ke seinte Cecilie li out fait  3426

p.p._as_a.

1cosmet.(of eyebrow) plucked
( MS: s.xiii2 )  collo elevato, gutture inflato, supercilio mutilato (gloss: pincé), oculo impudico fastuosoque incessu semicirculariter procedere  i 160
2costumepleated, crimped
( MS: s.xiii )  Cuius indumenta in festivis diebus sint matronales (gloss: vestures de dames) : serapeline (glosses: keinse pinché, kense ridlé), recinium et terestrum  ii 111.66
depincer  picicariolis  pincel#2  pinceours  pinces  pinçons#1 
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