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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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  • Did you ever, in the course of your wanderings, hear of a certain osmund Maiden?

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • The letter was folded and directed to “Mr. osmund Derwent, Esquire.”

    The Maidens' Lodge Emily Sarah Holt
  • osmund heard them with fear; he trembled for those he held dearer than life.

  • Herman; Toris son has done the same to osmund, the successor of Herman.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland
  • "We are not oath breakers, King Alfred," osmund said, looking him in the face.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • So Odda helped me through with osmund's thanks, and I was glad.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • "I think that King Alfred's hostages are not in any way to be pitied," osmund said.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • "We have met with Odin himself," osmund said when we stopped and the thunder let him speak.

    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
  • "That is for her to say," answered the fair lady, turning to where osmund had been.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler

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