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 Weed of Worcester (The).Weeping Brides. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Weeds.
 
Widow’s weeds. (Anglo-Saxon, wæd, a garment.) There are the compounds wæd-bréc (breeches or garment for the breech), wædless (naked or without clothing), and so on. Spenser speaks of   1
       
“A goodly lady clad in hunter’s weed.”
 


 Weed of Worcester (The).Weeping Brides. 

 
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