lof (c.1160)

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lof (c.1160)

[gdw]

[ FEW: 16,477b loef; Gdf: 5,15a lof; GdfC: ; TL: 5,571 lof; DEAF: ; DMF:  lof; TLF:  lof; OED:  luff; MED:  lof n.4; DMLBS: ]
loffe,  lop  E101/25/32 m5  

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1ship.spar attached to the windward tack of sail
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Del sud lur salt dunques un vent [...]: Refrener fait tute la nef. Curent al lof, le sigle turnent  2864
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Hors lancent [lur] lof vers senestre  1378
( 1420-21 )  .ij. cord' ad tractand' le loffe  ii 55 (PRO E364/54 G)
turner le lof
1ship.to set course for, steer towards
( c.1160; MS: s.xiiim )  Un yle und [sic] devant eus veut. [...] Cele part unt le lof turné  925
( c.1185 )  Sire [...] u en irrum Et quel part cest lof turnerum?  1424
fig.to change course
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  come doucement parle vostre espouse et vous apele a lui si amiablement; aprés ceo coment il tourne le lof et parle mult harogousement  85.13
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