searce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French saas, from Late Latin *saetāceus (pannus) ‎((cloth) made of bristles), from Latin saeta ‎(bristle).

Noun[edit]

searce ‎(plural searces)

  1. (obsolete) A sieve; a strainer.

Verb[edit]

searce ‎(third-person singular simple present searces, present participle searcing, simple past and past participle searced)

  1. (obsolete) To sift; to bolt.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)