hǣwen

hǣwen, adj: blue, azure, purple, discoloured. (“ha-wen”)

cranes

The Medieval Bestiary: “When cranes have to sleep, one of them stands guard with a stone clutched in a claw; if the guard falls asleep the stone will fall and wake him.” Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, fol. 62r. Source: The Medieval Bestiary.

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