Wode

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wode Mad. See Wood a.
    • n Wode Wood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wode A Middle English form of wood.
    • n wode An obsolete spelling of woad.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wōd,

Usage

In literature:

Whar'd I put my s'wode?
"The Littlest Rebel" by Edward Peple
But we have not cultivated war, at least since our wode days, as a pastime and a profession.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
Whiche of theyr myndes ar so blynde and wode.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
English as both wode-ward and wode-hird.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE; or, Under Wode, under Rode.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Wodes, medes and feldes .
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Then Sir Launcelot was clean wode because of the passion of agony he suffered from that grievous wound he had got.
"The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions" by Howard Pyle
For al the wode was waxen grene.
"Chaucer and His Times" by Grace E. Hadow
Howard was as wode as a wilde bullok; God sende hym seche wurshipp as he deservith.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
NEVER WODE 'N ONE IN M'LIFE!
"Our People" by Charles Samuel Keene
Belle was an inmate of St. Wode's College, Wingfield.
"The Girls of St. Wode's" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

To se the dere draw to the dale
And leve the hilles hee,
And shadow him in the leves grene
Under the green-wode tree.
"May in the Green-Wood" by Anonymous British
To se the dere draw to the dale,
And leve the hilles hee,
And shadow hem in the leves grene,
Vndur the grene-wode tre.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
He was a stalwart knight, and strong;
Of giant make he 'pear'd to be:
He stirr'd his horse, as he were wode,
Wi' gilded spurs, of faushion free.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
"I haue done the a gode turne," said Litulle Johne,
"For sothe as I you saie;
I haue brouzt the vnder grene wode lyne;
Fare wel, and haue gode day."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Were beth they that biforen us weren,
Houndes ladden and havekes beren,
And hadden feld and wode?
The riche levedies in hoere bour,
That wereden gold in hoere tressour,
With hoere brightte rode;
"Ubi Sunt Qui Ante Nos Fuerunt?" by Anonymous Americas
Roben set hes horne to hes mowthe,
And blow a blast that was full god,
That herde hes men that ther stode,
Fer downe yn the wodde;
"I her mey master," seyde Leytell John;
They ran as thay wer wode.
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang

In news:

In a recent visit to China, I heard men referring to their wives as wode furen (my esteemed consort).
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