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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Sluggishnes, Slugagenes, n. [Late ME and e.m.E. sluggishnesse (1577), slugisnes (c1440); Sluggish(e adj.] Idleness, slothfulness. — 1581 Burne Disput. 136b.
Quhen be the negligence and slugagenes of the lauchful pastoris, al kynd of iniquitie aboundis
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xlix 2.
Ydilnes is mother of all vyce, And sluggishnes the very sone of shame

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