desmailler (s.xii2/4)

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desmailler (s.xii2/4)

[ FEW: 6/i,15a macula; Gdf: 2,608b desmaillier; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1641 desmaillier; DEAF: ; DMF:  démailler; TLF:  démailler; OED:  dismail v.; MED:  dismailen v.; DMLBS: ]
desmailer;  demailer  

v.a. break the mail of
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  L'escut li freint e l'osberc li desmailet  1270
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Le double ly ad percé e haubert ly desmaille  1873
( a.1382 )  En quele conflykte launces furrent frussez, [...] haubergeons desmaillez  27.16


1to be broken, come apart
( 1214-16; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  hauberk ke ne poeyt demayler  1231
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