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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Blude-latting, n. [ME. blode letyng (c 1400), blod letunge (a 1225). See Lat v .] Blood-letting. 1456 Hay II. 121/28.
Syne suld thou avis prouffitable blude-lattingis for the tyme and the sesoun
Ib. 130/17.
Kepe thé than … fra baithing and blude latting
a1500 Seven S. 1550.
Ane barbour … That in blude latting was sa perfyte
1560 Rolland Seven S. 147/22.
Maister, ar ȝe gudlie expart In blude latting, or insicht in that art?

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