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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cristinmesse, n. Also: crysthin-, crystymes, crisanmas. [e.m.E. and ME. crystenmas(se: see Christinmes.] Christmas. c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxi. 22 (R).
With ane new hous I wald be happit, Aganis this Crysthinmes for the cald
c1520-c1535 Nisbet III. 274.
The lessoun on Cristinmesse Euen
Ib. 278.
The secound messe orn Cristinmesse day
1521 Douglas Corr. 82.
At Waltame Cros, this Crystymes Evyn
1524 Ib. 95.
At this tyme of Cristynnmes
c 1685 Annandale Corr. 314.
If ther had been annie drinking with ws this Crisanmas

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