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þurh-smúgan

  • verb [ strong ]
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of movement (lit. or fig.),
to creep through, move slowly through
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  • Se wyrm ða tungan tótýhþ, and ða téd þurhsmýhþ, Soul Kmbl. 235; Seel. 121.
  • Ðæt gér, ðe man hǽt solaris, þurhsmíhþ

    Zodiacum

    ðone circul on þrim hund dagum and fíf and syxtigum, Anglia viii.
      303, 22.
to go carefully through a subject,
go over the details
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  • Hé sceal snotorlíce smeágean and georne þurhsmúgan ealle ða ðing ðe hláforde magan tó rǽde

    he must prudently consider and diligently go over in his mind all those matters which may be to his lord's advantage,

    Anglia ix.
      259, 18.
  • Nú wille wé úre sprǽce áwendan tó ðam iungum munecum ðe heora cildhád habbaþ ábisgod on cræftigum bócum ... Hig habbaþ áscrutnod Serium and Priscianum, and þurhsmogun Catus cwydas

    they have gone carefully through Cato's Disticha,

    Anglia viii.
      321, 28.
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v.  smúgan.
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  • þurh-smúgan, v.