petiwacche (1372)

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petiwacche (1372)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  petty a. and n. (petty watch); MED:  peti (petiwacche); DMLBS: ]


1occupation'little watch', coast guard, one who watches the coast for the presence of enemy vessels
( 1372 )  prie la commune qe come de chescun hundred des countees sur la mer sont trovez sur la garde de mier pur enemys alienz certeins gentz q'est appellé petiwacche, a grant empoverissement des countees suisditz  ii 314.44
petit  watche 
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