closture (s.xii2/4)

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closture (s.xii2/4)

[ FEW: 2/i,754b clausura; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,114b closture; TL: 2,503 closture; DEAF:  closure; DMF:  clôture; TLF:  clôture; OED:  closure n.; MED:  closure n.; DMLBS: 365a clausura ]
closteure;  clausture,  cloisture,  clousture  

s.

1enclosure, enclosed area
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  la celle e le enclosteure (vars. la closteure (BN)MS: s.xivin) de recluse  194.14
( 1313 )  Jugement de ceste avowerie, car il ad avowé dens un closture ou destreinte n’est mie avowable qe la ou closture etc. vous doune cause de assise  Ed II xiv.ii 82
enclosure, fence, hedge
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiiiin )  N’i ad remis closture, Parei ne cuverture  (C) 721
( 1315 )  Les sauch furent en cloisture entour un pree  Ed II xvii 121
( 1366 )  H. lerra le closture du dit pasture en si bon estat […] come il la prist  i 276
( 1373 )  surveiour de touz les ovrages des chastelx, manoirs, molyns, clostures des parks  i 121
( 1388 )  pur default de closure (vars. cloisture) divers avers entrerent  12 Rich II 137
sluice-gate
( c.1174; MS: s.xiiiin )  (Becket had fallen off his horse into the mill-stream:) aval esteit flotez. […] Quant il dut en la roe (=mill-wheel) chair, le chief devant, Li moliniers out mulu: mist la closture a tant  224
barrier, obstacle
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Entre les bons e malx ensement Avrat closture el jugement  8382
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  De murs, de portes unt closture  152vb29
( 1321 )  et les huis seient clos et autre manere de cloisture qe jeo ne peus entrer  Ed II xxvi 278
2med.fontanelle (of the skull)
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  (a hot bath) Del cervel oevre la closture  1657
( c.1300 )  useras suffumigations d’erbes acordans al tens et a ta complexion, car ce oivre les clostures de la cervelle  80.268
tenir en closture
to keep enclosed
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  le tenaunt pora issi dire qe le soil ou le pleyntif demaund commune est soen several, qe il put arrer et semer et enclore a sa volunté et en touz tens tener en closture  i 381
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