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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unmerciable, adj. [ME and e.m.E. unmerciable (Wyclif); Merciabill adj.] Merciless, unmerciful. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 329 (Ch. & M.).
Than woxe I sa vnmerciable [M. vnmercifull] to martir him I thought
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2563.
Quhen he repentis, be nocht vnmerciable, Bot hym ressaue agane, rycht tenderlye

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