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Gysing, vbl. n. Also: gyseing, -yne. [Gys v. Cf. Guysing.] a. Simulating. b. Masquerading, mumming. — a. Be a certane apperand gysing [L. actu putativo] and conuersatioun; Winȝet II. 42/17.
b. Tiberius Winchester … accusit for gysing through the toun upone the 27th day of December; 1594 Elgin Rec. II. 35.
Thow beand at the gysing and dansing withe the dewill; 1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 100.
For thair superstitious gysyne in the tyme callit superstitiouslie Yule dayis; 1608 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 411.
Mr. David Anderson declaired that thair was some in his paroche who had gone gyseing; 1638 Kirkcaldy Presb. 129.

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