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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Amis, adv. Also: amise, amys. [ME. a mis, a mysse, etc.: see Mis n.] Out of proper form or order; wrong, amiss.c1475 Wall. v. 623 (suppos at yhe feill amys); vi. 494 (we do sumpart amys). c1500 Fyve Bestis 361 (gif a kyng has said or done amis). a1500 Doug. K. Hart 104 (it maid thame for to mer amis); 618 (gif thair be ocht amys). 1560 Rolland Seven S. 2/14 (to gar Rome go amis). 1622-6 Bisset II. 355 (I think it nocht amise to … ). 1635 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 31 (to observe quhat is amis).

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