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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fader sister, n. [Fader 1 b.] A paternal aunt. — 1564 Buccleuch Mun. II. 447.
Jonett Scott, fader sister to the said Lard
1590 Edinb. Test. XXII. 154.
The said Robert lewis to … his fader sister the sowme of xx li.
1611 Ib. XLVI. 285 b.
The said Jonett levis … to Jonet Barclay hir fader sistir ane ring of gould

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