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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Quo, p.t. Also: co. [Late ME and e.m.E. quo (c1450), also ko, ka (16th c.), reduced f. Quod, Quoth.] Said. = Quod v., p.t.Also quo vn to (someone).Common only in Carmichael Prov. a1568 Dunb. Bann. MS 214a/22.
Quo Strangnes vn to the porteir, [etc.]
a1628 Carmichael Prov. No. 217.
A things eiks, quo the wran, quhen [etc.]
Ib. No. 265, etc. 1676 Welsh Gospel Summonds Pref. 5.
And the young ones will speir, how could that be? (co the bairns) Was that in Covenanted-Scotland?

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