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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Preambil(l, Preamable, n. Also: perambill[ME (Chaucer) and e.m.E. preamble, preambile, F. préambule, med. L. præambulum.] A preamble or introduction, a prologue. — 1513 Doug. vii Prol. 166.
Thou drery preambill [Ruddim. preambil], with a bludy text
Ib. ix Prol. 97.
Na mar as now in preambill me list expone
Ib. xii prol. 307.
The lusty crafty preambill, ‘perle of May’ I thé entitil
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 650 (H).
Thy peild preamables our [T. perambillis als] prolixlie lests

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