wharf (s.xiv1)

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wharf (s.xiv1)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  wharf n.1; MED:  wharf n.1; DMLBS: ]
werf,  wherf;  querf,  qwarghe,  qwerf  
ls(loanword: M.E. )


1ship.archit.wharf, quayside structure for ships to moor against in order to load and unload
( s.xiv1 )  il passe le werf et la rue de Thamise  63
( 1387-88 )  (the builders) bayeront le wharf hors del estank  468
( 1399 )  Et puis aprés, le marsdy proschein ensuant, a synk del clok, parentre la mure de la ville de Caleys et le mere sur le qwarghe, qant le dit William feust prest de passer le mere il trova la le dit Johan Lovetot  iii 432
( 1432 )  le novell kaye autrement appellé qwerf a la coste du dit port de Caleys  ii 274
2ship.taxwharfage, fee to be paid for the use of a wharf
( 1428 )  .ijc. de bray, wharf nihil  36
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