acconstrainments (fwd)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Aug 26 14:03:56 UTC 2001

>If you look under accoutrement (surely the sense here) in the OED,
>you will find that this modern French word (now firmly in English)
>has variant spellings in older French which come very close to the
>form cited.

Not only that, but the very same Ferne passage is in the OED, with
"acconstrainments" replaced by "accoustrammentes"! That is, if I'm reading
the microscopic print correctly ....

-- Doug Wilson

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