Bosworth Toller's

Anglo-Saxon

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  • Lǽ wíffex cæsaries, Wrt. Voc. ii. 16, 46. [Icel. lá hair: cf. ló, lóð shagginess; also a flock of wool.] Perhaps we may compare here

    lee

    of threde,
      Prompt. Parv. 291, where the following note is given. 'Forty threads of hemp-yarn are termed in Norfolk a lea. The "lea" by which linen yarn was estimated at Kidderminster, contained 200 threads.' Halliwell gives as a northern word 'lea
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