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>The text has, say, _fhyld_. The scribe or a printer has obviously mixed up
>the letters F andlong S, the correct reading should be _shyld_, and the modern
>spelling of the word is _shield_.
No time for a long explanation and references, but the quick answer
is
        <sic corr="&longs;">f</sic>h<orig reg="ie">y</orig>ld
This allows extraction of all 4 combinations:
        fhyld                   SIC and ORIG            diplomatic
        &longs;hyld             corr= and ORIG          corrected
        fhield                  SIC and reg=            regularized
        shield                  corr= and reg=          corrected & regularized

Time to go home.