not

 1) smooth, polled or shorn ; not-sheep, sheep without horns. Ess. That field is not, that field is well tilled. Berks.
 2) a game used in Gloucestershire, where the parties, ranged on opposite sides, with each a bat in their hands, endeavour to strike a ball to opposite goals. The game is called not, from the ball being made of a knotty piece of wood. Glouc.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Not but — Not Not, adv. [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See {Naught}.] A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal. [1913 Webster] Not one word spake he more than was need. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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