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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Flesch-, Flesh-day, n. Also: flesche-, flysche-. [ME. fleshe-day (c 1440).] A day on which flesh may be or is eaten. — 1549 Ann. Banff I. 25.
That the said flyscharis heve ouklie gud … stuff … swa that the nychtbors wantt not on the flysche day
1568 Rep. Mar & Kellie MSS. 19.
To my Ladie and hir servandis … on ane flesche day … vj chikkynis or dowis
1594 Ib. 41.
On the flesch day … ane peis beiff

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