fosser (s.xii3/4)

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fosser (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 3,739a fossa; Gdf: 4,103c fosser; GdfC: ; TL: 3,2170 fosser; DEAF: ; DMF:  fosser; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 994a fossare ]
fossaer,  fosseer  

v.a.

1to embank, to surround with a ditch
( 1292 )  le abbé e le covent porreyent fosser e enclore meyme le tenement  20-21 Ed I 245
( 1415 )  et lour boys illoeqes cressantz couper et emporter, et closer et fosser lour terres et tenementz  iv 78
2to dig a trench across
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  irrum [par] la montaine [...] Kar les boys sunt plessés E les chemins fossaés  1595

v.n.

1to dig ditches
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Alisandre [....] fet tuit ses trefs mander, E lever bretasjes e tut entur fosser (vars. fosseer (C)MS: s.xiiim)  3324
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  E eus e lez tenurs deyvent fosser, e clore, e batre, e lez terres remuer e fosser pour lez terres asecher  282.c54
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