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  • noun [ neuter ]
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crucet-hús, es; n.
A torment house; afflictionis domus
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  • Sume hí diden in crucet-hús, ðæt is in án ceste ðæt was scort, and nareu, and undép, and dide scærpe stánes ðérinne, and þrengde ðe man ðǽrinne, ðæt him brǽcon alle ðe limes

    some they put into a crucet-house, that is into a chest that was short, and narrow, and undeep, and put sharp stones therein, and pressed the man therein, so that they brake all his limbs,

      Chr. 1137; Th. 382, 28.
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  • crucet-hús, n.