For it seme at gentilesse be a maner preysynge at come of decert of auncestres.
Certys me seme at I se e felonus couines of wikked men abounden in ioie and in gladnes.
For a quarter of a seme,—a horse load, or eight bushels—of oats for sale, one penny.
O e erelyche bestes considere e nat ouer whiche ing at it seme at e han power.
This fable sheweth that holsom thynges to them, that lacke knowlege and experyence, seme hurtfull.
And it seme to some oer folk at noblesse of renoun be e souerein goode.
Noblesse and fauour of poeple whiche at iue as it seme a manere clernesse of renoun.
It seme quod I to repugnen and to contrarien 4440 gretly at god knowe byforn alle inges.
For alle fortune at seme sharpe or aspre yif it ne exercise nat e good folk.
For it seme at strenge and gretnesse of body euen power and worinesse.
"covered with a small, constantly repeating pattern," 1560s, from Middle French semée "strewn, sprinkled," past participle of semer, from Latin seminare "to sow," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen).