bale (c.1250)

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bale (c.1250)

[ FEW: 1,219b ballare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,279a bale 2; TL: 1,815 bale 2; DEAF:  bale 1; DMF:  balle 2; TLF:  balle 4; OED:  bale n.3; MED:  bale n.3; DMLBS: 176c bala 1 ]
baale,  bal,  ball’,  pl.  baillez  ii 30.21, 22  

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1unitvolumebag, pack, sack
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  Espicer prent ces mers de bale (M.E. bagge)  288
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  de chescune manere de marchaundise ke vyent en bale, seyt pris par la bale iiij d.  188
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xiv4/4 )  bale a bagge  26L50
( 1345 )  ij bals alemands de Provense  25
( 1353 )  les barils, fardeux et bales des ditz marchantz  i 342 xxvi
( 1485-1509 )  Poyver pur la bale – xijd.  E163/9/21 f. 20r
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