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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Execrabill, a. Also: -abile, -abille, -able. [ME. execrable (Wyclif), L. execrābilis.] Detestable. — c1550 Rolland C. Venus ii. 955.
Quhat is the caus scho haldis thé execrabill?
1567 Sat. P. vii. 29.
The actis execrabill, That in this countrie hes committit bene
a1578 Pitsc. I. 146/14.
This mischevous man haid ane excreabille [sic] fassone
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 104.
That execrable beist

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