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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

July, n. Also: Julie, Julay; Julij, -ii, Jouly, -i(e, Jowly; Jully, -ay, Jwllay. [ME. Julie (c 1290), July (1384), e.m.E. Julij (a 1548), AF. Julie, L. Jūlius. The form Julij, -ii, is after the L. genitive. Cf. Jule.] The month of July.(a) 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
Wyrtyn … the xxvj day of Julij
1416 Chart. (Reg. H.) No. 247a.
1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 36.
Of the dait the secund day of Julij 1563
a1578 Pitsc. II. 205/4.
In this moneth of Julij certane conspiratiouris [etc.]
1596 Dalr. II. 183/14.
In Julii
1654 Rothesay B. Rec. 2.(b) 1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 635.
May, June and July, walde I dwell in thé
a1605 Birrel Diary 4.
The 17 day of Julay, a feild called Twesdayes chaisse
1661 Mun. Univ. Glasg. II. 329.
The twelfth of Julie
(c) 1647 Fam. Innes 238.
The twallt off Jullay
1677 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 308.
The sacrament … to be the last Sunday of Jully
1681 Red Bk. Menteith II. 195.
The twenty of Jwllay
1693 Grant Chart. 361.
(d) 1533 Douglas Corr. 142.
At the New Castal the x day of Jowly
1663 Wemyss Corr. 110.
Your lordships letter of the 27 of Joulie

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