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Aperell, -il(l, etc., variants (trisyllabic after Averill) of April n. The four and thuenty day of the monetht of Aperil; 1451 11th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. vi. 25.
In Aperill fra him he bownd to wend; Wall. i. 364;
Ib. vi. 9.
The xxvj day of Apyrayll; 1509 Lennox Mun. 189.
The x day of Aperell; ? 1548 Corr. M. Lorraine 226.
The viii. daye of Apperyll; 1553 Prot. Bk. W. Corbet 20.

A-per-se, n. Also: A per sie, A per c, apercy. [Late ME. a per sey (a 1500), e.m.E. a-per-se, late L. a per se ‘a by itself’.] A unique or pre-eminent person or thing; a paragon. O fair Creisseid! the flour and A per se Of Troy and Greece; Henr. Test. Cress. 78.
In Edinburgh … Quhilk Is the lampe & A per se Of this regioun in all degre; Crying of Play 133.
London, thou art of townes A per se; Dunb. lxxxviii. 1.
Lantarn, laid stern, myrrour, and A per se; Doug. i. Prol. 8.
Of Albione he wes the apersie; Stewart 36550.
Be the Trinitie! Ȝe ar ane verie Apersie; Lynd. Sat. 903.
Christ Jesus is ane A per C, And peirles Prince of all mercy; G. Ball. 147.
The muses wald haue gevin the grie To hir as to the Aperse & peirles perle preclair; Maitl. Q. xlviii. 21.
The blythest bird … As A per C abone all elevat; Ib. lxiii. 14.

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