wyrmǣte

wyrmǣte, adj: worm-eaten. (WURM-at-teh)

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A sumptuously-dressed noble lady in a tomb with coats of arms, while below her skeleton is devoured by worms and insects. A Carthusian miscellany of poems, chronicles, and treatises. A Yorkshire or Lincolnshire Carthusian monastery (Axholme, Mountgrace or Kingston-upon-Hull?), 1460-1500. British Library, Add MS 37049, f. 32v. [bl.uk]