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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Eie, n. Also: ei, eij. [e.m.E. and ME. eie, var. of Ey n.] An eye. 1563 Digest Justiciary Proc. D. 59.
The crewell hurting … of Thomas Tennent … under his left eie, … Throw the quhilk he hes nocht perfyt sicht of his said eij
a1578 Pitsc. I. 104/29.
The earle ... dryit the tearris frome his eieis
Ib. 200/28.
Because he intendit to mell witht ony thing that they had eie to
a1585 Maitl. Q. lxxvii. 7.
Opin vp the same and luik with single ei
1605 Crim. Trials II. 456.
Mutilatioun of James Libbertoun of his left eie
1624 Ib. III. 571.
Fulischilie apprehending that the al-seing eie of the Almychtie did nocht luik doun

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