tawer (c.1423)

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tawer (c.1423)


[FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  taw v.1; MED:  tauen v.; DMLBS: 3377a taware]
ls(loanword: M.E. )

The form tawé may well be a misreading of tanné (see tanner1).


1skinsleatherto taw, dress, prepare (skin, leather) with alum and salt
( c.1423 ) [...] que nulle meistre ne servaunt tewe nulle manere de werk ne furrour avaunt le temps que les serchours eient notice et vewe d’eux  i 60


1skinsleather(of skin, leather) tawed, dressed, treated with a solution of alum and salt as a means of preserving it and making it workable
( 1463 ) harneis pur ceinctes, de ferre, de laton, d’asser, d’estaine ou de alkemine, ascune chose overee, d’ascun quirre tawé, ascun maner pellure tawé, huseons, solers, galoges ou corkes, cotels, daggers, wodeknyves  ii 397
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