devvel

devvel

(ˈdɛvəl)
n
a hard blow or stroke
vb (tr)
to strike with a hard blow, to hit
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Images, puppets, plays 'ben onely singnis, love withoute dedis' and therefore are 'not onely contrarious to the worschipe of God--that is, bothe in signe and in dede--but also they ben ginnys of the devvel to cacchen men to byleve of Anticrist, as wordis of love withoute verrey dede ben ginnys of the lecchour to cacchen felawchipe to fulfillinge of his leccherie'.