Wreche \Wreche\, n. Wreak. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • wreche — I. , sb. == vengeance. RG. 380, 419. AS. wræc II. , == misery. RG. 252. But we should probably read ‘wrechede’ …   Oldest English Words

  • wreche — …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood will have blood — Violence begets violence. Cf. GENESIS ix. 6 (AV) Who so sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. a 1449 J. LYDGATE Minor Poems (EETS) 512 Blood will have wreche [vengeance], that wrongfully is spent. 1559 Mirror for Magistrates… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • wretche — var. wreche n. Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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