bowestave (1483-84)

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bowestave (1483-84)

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  bowstaff n.; MED:  boue n.1 (~ staf); DMLBS: ]
ls(loanword: M.E. )


1stick to be made into a bow
( 1483-84 )  Ore est il ensi qe par la seducious confederacie de les Lombardes usantz as divers Portes de cest Roialme les Bowestaves ore sont a si outerageous price  ii 494
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