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Without it how would water be drawn from the well?

Original French:  Sans elle comment ſeroit tirée l’eaue du puyz?

Modern French:  Sans elle comment seroit tirée l’eaue du puyz?


tirée l’eaue du puys

Les seaux ou seilles à puiser de l’eau, souvent faits de toile.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Le Tiers Livre
p. 464
Jean Céard, editor
Librarie Général Français, 1995

puy

A Well; also, a hillocke, or high clot of earth.

Randle Cotgrave [–1634?]
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue
London: Adam Islip, 1611
PBM

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 1 February 2016.

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