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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unlowsable, -lousable, adj. [Late ME and e.m.E. vnlouseable (a1425), vnlowsable (c1550).] In fig. context: That cannot be loosened or undone. — 1598 Melvill Propine (Epistle Ded.) 5.
That vnlowsable coniunction in the loue of Christ, whilk often being assayed, could neuer … be dissolued
1668 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. II 672.
Blest eternalie be God that cast this unlousable knot betwixt His own Son and you both

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"Unlowsable adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Aug 2022 <>



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