geswīc, str.v: stop! (yeh-SWEECH / jɛ-ˈswiːtʃ)

A dark, emu-like bird with a long neck, small head, a large eye and beak in profile against a blue background; there’s a large egg on the ground, and in the bird’s mouth is a horseshoe.
Richard de Fournival’s Li Bestiaires, 1285; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 412, f. 242v. []

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