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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Alacreische, n. [Prob. from Du. lakk(e)ris. Cf. Lacrissye n.] Liquorice. Only in sucker (succour) alacreische. — 1581 Edinb. Test. IX. 185 b.
vj pund of succour alacreische
1582 Ib. XI. 355 b.
viij pund wecht of sucker alacreische

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