tenysballe (1463)

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tenysballe (1463)


[FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  tennis ball n.; MED:  tenis n. (tenis bal); DMLBS: ]
ls(loanword: M.E. )


1gamesball used in the game of tennis
(1463) le ory [...] ad ordeigné [...] qe null merchant neez subgiet du doi deinzein n’estraunge [...] mesne, maunde ne convoie [...] en cest roialme d’Engleterre [...] ascuns de cestes wares ou choses desoubz escriptez: [...] ascuns maners serures, martens vulgarement nomez hamers, pinsons, firetonges, drepyngpannes, dises, tenysballes, pointes, laces [...]  ii 397
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