Payndemain
Payndemain Payn`de*main", n. [OF. pain bread + demaine manorial, lordly, own, private. See {Payn}, and {Demesne}. Said to be so called from the figure of our Lord impressed upon it.] The finest and whitest bread made in the Middle Ages; -- called also {paynemain}, {payman}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • payndemain — noun A high quality white bread, baked from the finest sifted flour, suitable for the lord of the manor. And for the milling of one quarter of wheat, 4d. And for payndemain [fine bread] bought, 5d …   Wiktionary

  • payman — Payndemain Payn de*main , n. [OF. pain bread + demaine manorial, lordly, own, private. See {Payn}, and {Demesne}. Said to be so called from the figure of our Lord impressed upon it.] The finest and whitest bread made in the Middle Ages; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paynemain — Payndemain Payn de*main , n. [OF. pain bread + demaine manorial, lordly, own, private. See {Payn}, and {Demesne}. Said to be so called from the figure of our Lord impressed upon it.] The finest and whitest bread made in the Middle Ages; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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