Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century Which Are No Longer in Use, Or Are Not Used in the Same Sense, and Words Which Are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects

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Norman element was afterwards rejected from the English language, but much was retained, and of course a proportional quantity of Anglorunes.

Saxon w as displaced by it. In consequence of this unsettled state of the English language, the writers of the ages of change and transition contain a very large number of words belonging to the anglo-saxon as well as to the anglo-norman, which are no longer contained in the English tongue.

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