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Were, Wered, Wering

 a military force; a band of troops.
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The London-based group said bottom -line profits of pounds 111m wered own from pounds 129m in the same period last year,althoughit added it expected to deliver higher profits in the second half by raising prices.
THE etymology of Old English weorod, werod, wered ~sweet', wered ~sweet drink' (known only in Beowulf), weorodiaa ~grow sweet', weorodness ~sweetness' is problematic.
These and other instances associate wered with sweetness of taste, rather than of sound or sceat.