descorcher (1268)

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descorcher (1268)

[ FEW: 3,282b *excorticare /11,329a scortea; Gdf: 2,565c descorcier 1; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 681c discoriare ]
deschorcher,  decorcer  


1to peel, remove the bark of
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  En verges Jacob partie decorcee, De lettre est hors tret moralité  1563
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  Jacob lour mist devant les yewes verges [...] q’il deschorcha  19.3
to skin
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  Tost fust le asne tuee e deschorchee, overt et defet  176
2to fleece, rob
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  Mes si il (=lord) tele gent entur li tient Ki descorchent la gent e destruent […]  4269
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