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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Parlish, Parlage, a. [Appar. corresp. e.m.E. and ME. parlous, -ows (1380), perlous etc., parles (1512), also in mod. north. Eng. dial. as parlish (1825). Cf. Parellous a. and Peril(l)ous a.] Of persons: Dangerous, deadly, harmful. = Peril(l)ous a. 2. — 1611-57 Mure Early Misc. P. xi. 9.
A parlage cur … Quho for his faults sall render count one day
1686 G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 71.
Said lown of theirs, my joes I fear Yon is a parlish ingeneer Had we him yance out of the way They cou'd no' find us sike tough play

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