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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lying-dog, n. [Lyin(g ppl. a.] A setter. (? Cf. Lyar n.1 3 c). — 1617 Acts IV. 537/1.
Vsares of vnlauchfull gaymes with lying doggis
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 589.
With a long hacquehutt and with thair lying dogges and netts they take and slay all kynde of murefoule that they can find within our hounds
1663 Black Bk. Taymouth 426.

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