A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Mes(e)lie, a. [Late e.m.E. meezlie (a 1640), mezely (Urquhart's Rabelais), measly (1687), f. Mesell.] Leprous. As a term of abuse. (Cf. Misell a. c.) — Meslie [v.rr. misly, -lie] kyt and thow flyt, deill dryt in thy gob; Polwart Flyt. 788 (T).

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