torcher (s.xiiiin)

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torcher (s.xiiiin)



1to wipe
( c.1250; MS: 1415-50 )  Quillere & cutel essuerez E mains & piez auxi vous torcherez  (B) 95r
2to rub down (a horse)
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Meuz vus avenist [...] torcher a un torchoun ceo chevaus selés  701
3to strike, hit
( 1396; MS: c.1400 )  se ton maistre te trouveroit icy esbatant, il te torcheroit tres bien sur la teste  77
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