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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

(Unlovabill,) Unloveable, adj. [Lovabil(l adj.] Not worthy of praise; unacceptable, dishonourable. — c1450-2 Howlat 227 (A).
The sparrowe … Lyand in lichory, laith, vnloveable
c1450-2 Howlat 917 (A).
All birdis he rebalkit, that wald him nocht bowe … With vnloveable latis nocht till allow

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