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be-swincan

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to labour for
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  • Laboratores

    synd þá þe úrne bigleofan beswincað,
      Hml. S. 25, 815.
  • Nim þín gold, þe lǽs þe hit þé losige ꝥ þú lange beswunce,

      12, 219.
to labour at, perform with labour
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  • Beswanc

    desudat,

      An. Ox. 8, 257.
  • Gedafenað esnum þám orpedan, þonne hé gód weorc ongynð, ꝥ hé ꝥ geornlíce beswynce, Angl. viii. 324, 18. II a.

    to till

    land :-- Hé seów hwǽte on be-swuncenum lande,
      Hml. Th. ii. 144, 10.
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[v. N. E. D. be-swink.]
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