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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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(Wawy,) Wally, -ie, Uavie, Wavie, adj. [ME and e.m.E. wawy (Lydgate), wavy (c1586), wauy (1593).] Wavy, full of waves. 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. 1082.
Ouir vailis, planis, woddis, wallie [L. wally] sey
1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. 1989.
This warld walteris, as dois the wallie sey
1513 Doug. Comm. i iii 85.
Tryton … is the bruyt or rowtyng of the wally sey
1513 Doug. vi v 84.
Orontes, … Saland from Troy throw owt the wally see, The dedly storm ourquhelmyt
1513 Doug. vi v 117.
The wally seys to wytnes draw I heir
1513 Doug. ix iii 54.
The wally fludis
1513 Doug. xii Prol. 110.
Behaldand … Sum watry hewit as the haw wally see
1581-1623 James VI Poems I 117/33.
In the uauie [v.r. wauie] raigne … the quhaile uith her that guides her throuch the maine

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