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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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A, v. Reduced form of ha Have v.Current also in ME. (14th c.), e.m.E. and mod. dial. 1522 Wigtown B. Ct. 23 July.
For the vrangus halding of iiii s. the quhilk suld abein pait at sanct Johan day
c 1538 Misc. Spald. C. II. 193.
That ye sould a spolkyn with … Dougles
1566 Waus Corr. I. 38.
I should nevir a desyrit ane groit of you
1584 Gray Lett. 12.
He cowld not a dune yt so well
1615 Lett. to Jas. VI 271.
Mony vood a extenditt them
1695 Annandale Corr. 103.
The last would a caried it

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