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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Malancoly, -choly, a. and adv. [e.m.E. melancoly (1526), (north.) malincolye (1575–6), etc., f. Malancoly,n.] = Malancolious. — c1475 Wall. iv. 186.
Malancoly he was of complexioun [1570, Of malancholy … complextioun]
c1615 Chron. Kings 154.
Quhairatt the freindis of the Erlle of Mwrray wes malancoly discontent

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