fæsting
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fæsting
AddHé wilnode hé befæste þám biscope his óðerne sunu . . . Þá gefylledre þæ-acute;re fæstinge hé wæs forðféred episcopo filium suum commendare curavit . . . Qua commendatione expleta defunctus est, Gr. D. 239, 15. ¶ as a technical term, the quartering of officials upon a monastery when these were travelling on the king's business :-- Liberabo monasterium a pastu et refectione illorum hominum quos saxonice nominamus Walhfæreld and heora fæsting, C. D. ii. 60, 30. v. rǽde-fæsting; fæsting-men, and see Sax. Engl. i. 294 sqq. , ii. 58 sqq.
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