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  • noun [ masculine ]
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leáp, es; m.
a basket, a basket containing a certain amount, [two-thirds of a bushel? 'Lepe quod est tertia pars duorum bussellorum;' in Sussex, time of Ed. I.]
a weel for catching fish
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  • Leáp corbis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 23, 6:


      127, 73.
  • Leóht leáp


      Wrt. Voc. 287, 27: ii. 46, 40.
  • Leáp vel wilige


      Ælfc. Gl. 101; Som. 77, 32; Wrt. Voc. 55. 37.
  • Leáp vel bogenet


      84; Som. 73, 90; Wrt. Voc. 48, 28.
  • Sǽdere gebyreþ ðæt hé hæbbe ǽlces sǽdcynnes ǽnne leáp fulne,

      L. R. S. 11; Th. 1. 438, 9.
  • Leápas


      Wrt. Voc. ii. 20, 52.
  • Ðá bær man up of ðan ðe hí lǽfdon twelf leápas fulle,

      Wulfst. 293, 32.
trunk [of the body],
    Judth. 10; Thw. 23, 8; Jud. 111.
[The word is to be found among English dialects, see the note in Prompt. Parv. p. 296; also the following reference in E.. D. S. Publications 'Leap a large deep basket; a chaff basket, B. 2. Leap or lib half a bushel [in Sussex], B. 16, 18. Lep a large wicker basket, Gloss. of old farming words, vi. Leap a wicker basket for catching eels, Lincoln. Icel. laupr a basket of lattice work.]
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v. sǽd-leáp.
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v.  sǽd-leáp.
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  • leáp, n.