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osmund1

[oz-muh nd, os-] /ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs-/
noun
1.
any fern of the genus Osmunda, especially the royal fern.
Also, osmunda [oz-muhn-duh] /ɒzˈmʌn də/ (Show IPA).
Origin of osmund1
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English osmunde < Anglo-French osmunde, Old French osmonde < ?

osmund2

[oz-muh nd, os-] /ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs-/
noun
1.
a superior quality of iron, formerly used for fishhooks, arrowheads, etc.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English osmund, osmond < Middle Low German osemunt < Old Swedish osmunder < ?
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  • So she came and sat by Thora, taking her hand and kissing her, and we told her what osmund's thoughts were.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • Did you ever, in the course of your wanderings, hear of a certain osmund Maiden?

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • "We are not oath breakers, King Alfred," osmund said, looking him in the face.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • osmund heard them with fear; he trembled for those he held dearer than life.

  • I was struck at once by the remarkable likeness the former bore to osmund Maiden as I remembered him.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • So Odda helped me through with osmund's thanks, and I was glad.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • Will you slay osmund the jarl, who has kept his troth, even to coming back to what he knew would be his death?

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • This outlander rode with osmund the Dane to bring them on us even now.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • Then osmund rose up and went his way silently, as was his wont; and Dudda grinned at us.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • osmund would go with them, and so no fear for them was on our minds.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler

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