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  • noun [ masculine ]
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a town that acts as a shield (?), a fortified town, a frontier town (?)
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  • Ríce geréfa rondburgum weóld, eard weardade,

      Exon. Th. 243, 32; Jul. 19.
  • Randbyrig (

    the walls formed by the waters of the Red Sea when the Israelites passed through it) wǽron rofene were riven (when the Egyptians attempted to cross ),

      Cd. Th. 207, 7; Exod. 463.
  • Or are the walls formed by the water compared to the arrangement of the line of battle when the shields overlapped, called scild-burh q. v. ? v. next word.
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  • rand-burh, n.