a.1.Rough or rude; coarse; strong; violent; boisterous; noisy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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[??]e hoole story Chaucer kan 30W telle [??]if [??]at [??]e liste--no man bet alyue-Nor Nor [??]e processe halfe so wel discryue: For he owre englishe gilte with his sawes, Rude and boistous firste be olde dawes, [??]at was ful fer from al perfeccioun, And but of litel reputacioun, Til [??]at he cam, &, [??]oru[??] his poetrie, Gan oure tonge firste to magnifie, And adourne it with his elloquence.
Certeyne, I may noising seie worpily, bus abidynge in my boistous bodyly wittis." I owe my awareness of this passage to Lochrie's Margery Kempe and Translations of the Flesh, 85.