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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dissavable, -abill, a. [ME. dessayvable (c 1400), deseyvable (1303). Cf. Dissave v.] Deceitful. c1460 Dietary 23.
Be … clos of toung, of word nocht dissavable
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxviii. 5.
I can not … Sa trew a sentence find of it, As say, it is dissavable [M. dessaveabille]
1558-66 Knox III. 70.
Such doctrine as was taught … I will prove … erronious and dissavabill
1594 Hume Tr. Consc. 101/41.
Seing the testimonie of mans conscience is oftymes dissauabill and fals

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