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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dichells, n. pl. [Later dial. dichals, dichens.] Corporal punishment. — 1638 J. Row Sermon 3.
But and they [Rome] had gottin their will, she [Kirk of Scotland] wald a been sure of her ladetties, or to speak more plainly of her dichells

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