pistol
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pistol
Add:1. an epistle, letter Hieronimus áwrát ǽnne pistol be forðsíðe þǽre eádigan Marian tó sumum hálgan mǽdene . . . Hé dihte þisne pistol tó Paulam, Hml. Th. i. 436, 6-21. Wið útsihte; þysne pistol se ængel bróhte tó Róme þá hý wǽran mid útsihte micclum geswæncte, Lch. iii. 66, 5. 2. an epistle of the New Testament Swá swá se apostol Petrus on his pistole áwrát, Hm. A. 52, 51. v. epistol, epistola.
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