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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Jesing, -yng, Jeasing, n. [Late north. ME. jesaine (15th c.); var. of Gesine.] Childbed. Also attrib. with lair. — c1420 Wynt. v. 19 (W).
His moder held bed in iesyng
1570-3 Bann. Trans. 238.
When the Quene was lying in ieasing of the King
1596 Dalr. II. 151/1.
The Queue in jesing sair seik
attrib. 1577 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 21.
At hir rysing out of jesing lair

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