pyrwykes (1397)

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pyrwykes (1397)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  pilliwinks n.; MED:  pirewinkes n.; DMLBS: ]
 

s._pl.

1implementpilliwinks, instrument of torture for squeezing the fingers or thumbs
( 1397 )  lui mist en ceppes et mist sez mayns aderere soun dorse, et sur sez mayns une paire de pyrwykes, et lui manassa qe ja ne serroit deliverez hors de prisoun s'il ne voudroit doner a lui sa terre ou dis marcz  30
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