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Saugh

Saugh \Saugh\, Sauh \Sauh\, obs. imp. sing. of See.
--Chaucer.

Usage examples of "saugh".

The birches were still only a pale vapour, but there were buds on the saughs and the hazels.

And after soper pleyen he bigan, And spak of myrthe amonges othere thynges, Whan that we hadde maad our rekenynges, And seyde thus: "Now lordynges, trewely, Ye been to me right welcome hertely, For by my trouthe, if that I shal nat lye, I saugh nat this yeer so myrie a compaignye Atones in this herberwe, as is now.

And after this Tiburce gat swich grace That every day he saugh in tyme and space The aungel of God, and every maner boone That he God axed, it was sped ful soone.

This Maximus that saugh this thyng bityde, With pitous teeris tolde it anon-right, That he hir soules saugh to hevene glyde, With aungels ful of cleernesse and of light.

Yet saugh I brent the shippes hoppesteres, The hunte strangled with the wilde beres, The sowe freten the child right in the cradel, The cook yscalded, for al his longe ladel.

And happed that, allone as she was born, He saugh a mayde walkynge hym biforn, Of whiche mayde anon, maugree hir heed, By verray force he rafte hir maydenhed.

But for to speken of hir conscience, She was so charitable and so pitous, She wolde wepe, if that she saugh a mous Kaught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde.

And whan he saugh how stille that I lay, He was agast, and wolde han fled his way, Til atte laste out of my swogh I breyde.

For whan she saugh that Romayns wan the toun, She took hir children alle and skipte adoun Into the fyr, and chees rather to dye Than any Romayn dide hir vileynye.

Ther saugh I Dane, yturned til a tree, I mene nat the goddesse Diane, But Penneus doughter which that highte Dane.