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Foster-sone, Fostir-sowne, n. [ME. foster sone (a 1450).] A foster-son. — a1400 Leg. S. xxvii. 282.
Thane was the nuryse for ioy gretand, Quhen scho hyre fostir sowne fand
16.. Hist. Kennedy 3.
Wantene childreyne of his awin, [he] maid his foster-sone his air

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