Definition of Temsing
1. tems [v] - See also: tems
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Literary usage of Temsing
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1. A Glossary of Provincial and Local Words Used in England by Francis Grose, Samuel Pegge (1839)
"temsing-CHAMBER, the sifting-room. TENT, to tend or look to. Var. Dial. " I'll tent thee, quoth Wood : If I cannot rule my daughter, I'll rule my good. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"... nd temsing-CHAMBER. The sifting-room. North. TEMS-LOAF. Bread made of sifted or fine floor. " Miche, a fine manchet ; the countrey people of France call ..."
3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"Tempting. TEMPTION, s. Temptation. TEMSE, s. A sieve. North. TEMSE-LOAF, Is. Bread made of TEMSE-BREAD, J fine flour. temsing-CHAMBER, *. The sifting room. ..."
4. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1858)
"The sifting-room is called in the North the temsing-chamber. To temse is to sift. (5. Gloss.) A tems-lonf is bread of sifted or fine flour, such as a fine ..."