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Mistres, -is, n. Also: mistiris. [e.m.E. (16–17th c.), later var. of Maistres n.] A mistress, in various uses of Maistres n. [Q. Elizabeth] complaines greatly of the mind of our mistris; Knox II. 474.
Till depart toward the Q. my mistres; 1571 Leslie in Cal. Sc. P. III. 529.
Mistres Anna Sempill, laufull dochter to vmquhill Hew, Lord Sempill; 1652 Edinb. Test. LXVI. 6.
My honored friend the goodwife of Mayen, … Mistris, ther is due to me [etc.]; 1661 Sc. N. & Q. 2 Ser. II. 58.
To Mistiris Urquhart … to buy … threid; 1679 Foulis Acc. Bk. 16.
Inaving to the old mistres of Watersid; 1686 Kirkcudbr. Test. 22 Apr.

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