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Thus [they] thought that soon after the tower would be burnt and demolished.

Original French:  Dont penſerent que bien toſt apres la tour ſeroit arſe & demollie.

Modern French:  Dont pensèrent que bien tost après la tour seroit arse & demollie.


Ars

Ars: m. arse: f. Burnt, scorched, parched, consumed with heat, or fire.

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

Brûlée. De ardre, même sens; archaïsme,

François Rabelais [ca. 1483-ca. 1553]
Oeuvres. Tome Cinquieme: Tiers Livre
Abel Lefranc, editor
Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931
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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 25 January 2015.

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