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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chell(e)is, -ice, Chelise, irreg. variants of Chalice. — a1400 Leg. S. xxii. 604.
In the kyrk of Sancte Laurens … Thar was a chelise … of cristole fyne
1525 Misc. Bann. C. III. 108.
The chelleis of Sanct Magnus in Tyngvell is in Dyngwell
1560 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 98.
The siluer chelleis and vtheris ornamentis of the Halie Blude altare
1560–1 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 118.
Ane chellice of the Holy blud olim
1600-1610 Melvill 617.
His messe-clothes and chellis

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