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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Tragi-comedy, n. [e.m.E. tragi-comedy (1579-80).] A tragi-comedy. Also transf. 1682 Lauder Observes App. iv 303.
Whilk … gave occasione to a wheen loun ladds, belonging to the hospital of Hariot's Buildings … , to divert themselves with somewhat like the following tragi-comedy
transf. a1649 Drummond Wks. (1711) 126.
Every one cometh there to act his part of this tragi-comedy, called life

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