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: ditch, moat
14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English fosse, borrowed from Anglo-French, going back to Latin fossa "ditch, trench," noun derivative from feminine of fossus, past participle of fodere "to jab, dig" — more at fossil entry 1
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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
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