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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Forals-, Forasmekle, adv. phr. Also: -meikill, -meikle, -mikill, -mikle. [Northern ME. for as mykill (c 1400).] Forasmuch. — (a) 1444–1522 (see Alsmeikill n. 1 b). (b) 1654 Jedburgh Gazette 7 July 3/4.
Forasmeikill as it is humblie meanit and schawin to us [etc.]
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. ii. xix. § i.
Forasmeikle as by such … acts of Parliament [etc.]

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