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" ... beds" in 1. 219. 217. doth, if the correct reading, is probably an instance of the old third person pi. in -th; see Abb. 334. 218. ordinance, cannon, the old spelling of the word which we now write 'ordnance'; "it orig. meant the bore or size of... "
A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language - Page 317
by Walter William Skeat - 1900 - 633 pages
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The Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare, with notes prepared specially for the ...

William Shakespeare - 1881
...commonly used in a collective sense ; the old spelling of the word is ordinance. It originally meant the bore or size, of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself : ii. 1, 218 : " In second accent of his ordnance."—King Henry V., ii. 4, 126. Paltry.—Vile, contemptible....
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Spenser. Book ii of The faery queene, ed. by G.W. Kitchin

Edmund Spenser - 1882
...Ordinaunce, ix. 30, arrangement ; xi. 14, ordnance, artillery; with this latter meaning it orig. meant the bore or size of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself; cp. Cotgrave, 'engin de telle ordonnance, of such a bulke, size, or bore'; L. Lat. ordinantia, a regulation...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - 1890 - 187 pages
...218. ordinance, cannon, the old spelling of the word which we now write 'ordnance'; "it orig. meant the bore or size of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself...' Engin de telle ordonxance, of such a bulk, size, or bore' Cotgrave " (Skeat, Ely. Diet.). 221. For...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - 1890 - 187 pages
...218. ordinance, cannon, the old spelling of the word which we now write 'ordnance'; "it orig. meant the bore or size of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself . . . ' Engin de tette ordonnance, of such a bulk, size, or bore' Cotgrave" (Skeat, Ely. Diet.). 221....
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A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1901 - 663 pages
...from'L.ordinatio, an ordinance, also ordination. — L. ordinatus, pp. of ordinare, to ordain. See Ordain. ordnance, artillery. (F. — L.) Formerly, ordinance; it had reference to the bore or sine of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself (Cot. ; sv ordmnance} ; see ordinance....
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Spenser: Book II of the Faery Queene, Book 2

Edmund Spenser, Anthony Lawson Mayhew - 1903 - 300 pages
...Ordinaunce, ix. 30, arrangement ; xi. 14, ordnance, artillery; with this latter meaning it orig. meant the bore or size of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself; cp. Cotgrave, ' engin de telle ordonnance, of such a bulke, size, or bore ' ; MLat. ordinantia, a regulation...
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The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 633 pages
...Der. ordinary, sb. ordination. (L.) From L. ordinatio, an ordinance, also ordination. -L. ordinatut, pp. of ordinare, to ordain. ordnance, artillery. (F....- L.) Formerly ordinance; it had reference to the tore or rise of the cannon, and was thence transferred to the cannon itself; see ordinance. primordial,...
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