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because it has passed by the hands and spindles

Original French:  car elles eſt paſſée par les mains & fuſeaulx

Modern French:  car elles est passée par les mains & fuseaulx


fuseau

A spindle ; or spoole; also, a stick to set Acornes with; also, (in cases of succession) the feminine line.

Randle Cotgrave [–1634?]
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue
London: Adam Islip, 1611
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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 9 November 2014.

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