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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Flaw, n.1 [ME. flaw (a 1400). Cf. Flaw,n.2] A flash of fire or lightning. — c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 1711.
Of fyre-flaucht sic flawis fleand That it signified the se birnand
c1420 Wynt. vi. 78.
Sternys in the ayre fleand Wes sene, as flawys off fyre brynnand
1513 Doug. vii. i. 112.
Hir crownel … Infyrit all of byrnand flawys schane

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