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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Untemperable, -abilly, adj. [L. intemperabilis not to be moderated. Cf. 19th c. Eng. intemperable (1898).] Incapable of being restrained, uncontrollable. — 1572 Buch. Detect. (1572) Sig. H iij.
A woman … in … corrupt affectiounis vnbridelit, vntemperable [1727 untemperabilly] by her estayt, raging by hyr power

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