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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Defunct, Defun(c)k, n. [e.m.E. defunct (1548), L. dēfunctus.] With the: The deceased. c 1578 Maxwell Mem. I. 314.
Saw the defunct weir [a] cheinzie about his craig
1585 Acts III. 411/2.
The defunctis pairt … to accres to the vther being on lyfe
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI. 347.
They cawsit mak the picture of the defunct on a fayre cammes
1661 Forbes Baron Ct. 227.
To pey … tuo bollis of ferm meill … conform to ane band resteing be the said defunck William Layng
1695 Soc. Ant. II. 234.
For 6 brewpeaces for the horse faces, with the defunks name within a garland

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