The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

What is the definition of "whilome"?

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, p. 968, 3rd parag. refers to Isaiah 11.6-9, the lion and the lamb verse. In the Norton Anthology textbook, it is referenced at the bottom of the page as capitalized.

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Old English hwīlum, dative plural of hwīl ‘while

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