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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Spagericke, -yrick, n. [e.m.E. spagirique (1593), L. spagiricus (Paracelsus), F. spagirique (1548 in Larousse).] An alchemist. — a1649 Drummond II 103/1182.
Can the spagericke [1711 spagyrick] by his arte restore … to the dry and withered rose, the naturall purple?

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