1) Peregall (adj.) – Equal.
Everyche other through great vyolence
By very force bare other unto grounde,
As full ofte it happeth and is founde,
Whan stronge doth mete with his /peregall/.
– Lydgate’s Troye, 1555
3it ther were any of power more than hee,
Or /peregalle/ unto his degre.
– Lydgate, MS. Soc. Antiq. 134
2) Gnide (v.) – To rub.
Herbes he sought and fond,
And /gnidded/ hem bituix his hond.
– Arthour and Merlin
And after /gnodde/ and wasche wel thi saflour bagge
in thilke ly3e with bothe thyn hondis, to thou se that
thi li3e hath take a faire colour of thi saflour bagge.
– MS. Sloane 73
3) Thue (n.) – Slave.
The crie was sone wide couth, among /thue/ and freo,
That seint Thomas scholde after him archebischop beo.
– Life of Thomas Beket
4) Fenestral (n.) – A small fenestre, or window. Before glass was in
general use, the fenestre was often made of paper, cloth, or canvass,
and it was sometimes a kind of lattice-work, or shutter ornamented
with tracery. In the sixteenth century, the term fenestre seems to
have been applied to a blind or shutter in contradistinction to a
Tho com thar in a fuyri arewe
At a /fenestre/ anon.
– MS. Laud. 108
5) Remissails (n.) – Orts; leavings.
The best morsell, have this inremembraunce,
Hole to thiself alway do not applye;
Part with thi felawe, for that is curtasie:
Lade not thi trenchour with many /remissailes/,
And fro blaknes alway kepe thi nailes.
– Lydgate’s Stans Puer ad Mensam, MS.