benc-sittend

benc-sittend, m.n: ‘bench-sitter’, someone who sits on a bench (perhaps a guest or retainer). (BENCH-SIT-tend / ˈbɛntʃ-ˌsɪt-tɛnd)

A drinking bench. Computistical, historical and astronomical miscellany with a metrical calendar. England (Canterbury?), mid-11th century. British Library, Cotton MS Tiberius B V/1, fol. 4v. [bl.uk]

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