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BLÆC
es; n. Ink; atramentum Ðæt hí habban blæc and bócfel that they have ink and parchment, L. Edg. C. 3; Th. ii. 244, 11. Blæc atramentum, Wrt. Voc. 47, 3. [Plat. blak ink: O. H. Ger. blach ink: Dan. blæk, n. ink: Swed. blæck, n. ink: Icel. blek, n. atramentum.]
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BLÆC
gen. m. n. blaces, f. blæcre; def. m. se blaca, f. n. blace: bleac; adj. BLACK, swarthy; niger, fuscus He hæfde blæc feax, and blácne andwlitan he had black hair, and a pale [lean, thin] countenance; nigro capillo, facie macilenta, Bd. 2, 16; S. 519, 33. Forðonðe ðú ne mæht ǽnne loc hwítne gewirce oððe blæcne quia non potes unum capillum album facere aut nigrum, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 5, 36.
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blǽc
adj. Shining, pale, livid; lucidus, pallidus, lividus Ís brycgade blǽce brimráde the ice bridged the pale water road, Grn. An. 1264. v. blǽcan to bleach.
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blæc
ink. Add: black matter Deorces sótes blæc furvae fuliginis atramentum, An. Ox. 4159. [v. N. E. D. bleck. O. L. Ger. blac.] v. bóc-blæc; blæcce.
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blæc
blac black. Dele last paragraph, and add Blac niger, Wrt. Voc. i. 46, 31: 76, 83. Blac wíngeard brabasca, 30, 16. Blac purpur ferrugo, 40, 41. Hwæþer hé biþ ðe blac ðe hwít, Bt. 41, 4; F. 252, 11. Blacu rammes wul, Lch. i. 356, 11.
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blǽc
Add:I. bright Lég onetteð blǽc, byrnende, Dóm. 56. Þæs deóres híw, blǽc brigda gehwæs, Pa. 26. II. pale Blaec thrustfeil bitiligo, Txts. 45, 296. [v. N. E. D. bleach; adj. bleak.] v. blác.
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blǽc
; II. AddBléc, Txts. 44, 139.
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