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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cheldbed lare, n. Also: cheil(d)bedlair, -lear. = Childbed lair. — 1494 Acta Conc. 372/2.
Becaus his wiff wes liand in cheld bed lare abidand the will of God
1571 St. A. Kirk S. 362.
Wythtin viij dayis eftir sche be … risin furth of hir cheilbedlair
1603 Moysie iii.
The Queinis Majesteis lyand in cheildbedlear

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