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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Every ane, Every one, a. Also: euerie, ewer(r)ie, euere, evire, iwry, eaurj ane; euerie ain; ewiry one, ewry on. [e.m.E. every one (16th c.), earlier everych one.] = Everilkane.(a) 1492 Myll Spect. 292/23.
Euery ane of thaim will kepe secreit of vtheris
1561–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 380.
To viij warkmen … , to iwry ane, x s. vj d.
1567 G. Ball. 7.
God gaif him thir ten Commandis, To teiche to mankynde euerie ane
1568 Liber Coll. Glasg. p. lxxxiii.
Ye and euere ane of yow
1570 Leslie 239.
Bying … sindre thingis … , as everie ains … fantaseis did move thame
1596 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 14.
I am sweir to offir my fair hand wret to ewerrie ane
1609 Kinghorn Kirk-S. 14.
Calling ewerie ane of thame ane uther … witchis burd
1620 Haddington Corr. 224.
That then every ane may kayth his … affectioun to his Maiestie
1675 Forbes Baron Ct. 299.
[They are] ordeined to pey tuo peckis off oatis eaurj ane of them
(b) c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 127.
And ewiry one of thir, in grene arayit [etc.]
1513 Doug. i. xi. 30.
Thai war down set onone On … payntit tapetis eueryone
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2142.
With diuers namis till eueryone
1664 Forbes Baron Ct. 252.
[Thai] did giv ane bill ewry on againest ane other

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