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spere, speer, spier, spur

In medieval English residences and derivatives, a fixed screen projecting from the side of a great hall, near a door, to mitigate drafts and to screen the door’s entrance.
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[THORN]ou opinidest his blissed hert with [??]e scharpe spere, out of[??]e wich com water and bloude in remission ofmannys trespas.
Parents' Day was conceived in the 1920s by Robert Spero (sometimes also referred to as Robert Spere).
Ne what jeweles men in the fyre caste, Whan that the fyr was greet and brente faste; Ne how somme caste hir sheeld, and sommme hir spere, And of hire vestimentz, whiche that they were, And coppes fulle of wyn, and milk, and blood, Into the fyr, that brente as it were wood.
Opposing Harrison is state prosecutor, Brian Spere, who lives his own troubled home life.
It appears to be a type of halberd, a popular infantry weapon of the fifteenth century (DeVries 1992, 29-32), "a spere ...
Be glad, thow redere, and thy sorwe of-caste; Al open am I--passe in, and sped thee faste!" "Thorgh me men gon," than spak other side, "Unto the mortal strokes of the spere Of which Disdayne and Daunger is the gyde, Ther nevere tre shal fruyt ne leves bere.
When Gunther tells Witzlan the first confrontation is going to be a tournament rather than a pitched battle, Witzlan assures him that the fighting style of the Bohemians, albeit somewhat primitive, can be adapted to the tournament: "[den Beheimen] sol nicht wesen schwaare ob sy nicht spere enfuoelen: sy sullens mit flatschen ruoeren den helden auf die rende.
[paragraph] My drede full spere full sharpe y grounde.
Because the author frequently uses technical terms like "spere truss" and "jettied crosswings" it is a pity that the book does not include a glossary to explain them.
Instead, he and fellow partners Daniel Durkin and Kathryn Spere are trusting that experience (officers average 15 years in banking) and personal service will give the bank a competitive advantage.
Thi sente(2) moder was ful wo tho he saht pine so an ti blod fel to grunde With the sarpe spere stike an ti milde herte breke so wo was hire the stude.
BADMINTON: Dunfermline star Bruce Flockhart last night wrapped up Scotland's 5-0 win over Norway at the World Team Champion-ships in Glasgow, beating Norwegian champ Hans Spere 10-15, 15-8, 15-8.