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van (s.xiii)

vaane,  vaanne,  vanne;  vaun  


1van, fan (winnowing-machine), (fan-shaped) winnowing-basket
( MS: s.xiii )  capisterium: van  166.16
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  En graunge usom la vaanne (M.E. fanne)  785
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  lez remesilles de ventur e del van seient mis ensemble e bien batuz  276.c38
(TBD)  vannos: vanz, vans, vauns  47
2orn.zool.coverts (short feathers as layer over front part of bird's wing)
( MS: 1272-82 )  Li vauns, ces sount celes courtes pennes ki coeverount tote l'ele quant est overte  268
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