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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Obfusk, -fusqu(e, v. [e.m.E. obfusk(e (Caxton), OF. obfusquer, L. obfuscāre. Cf. also Offusk.] tr. To darken, obscure, eclipse; fig. to ‘eclipse’, overshadow, outshine. — 1535 Stewart 12234.
Ane man of vertew and gude name Of vitious men obfuskis [ed. -fukkis] all the fame
1549 Compl. 56/8.
The interpositione of the mune betuix vs and the soune … empeschis and obfusquis the beymis of the soune fra our sycht

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