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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gain-, Gayncall, v. [Northern ME. gayncall (1434). Cf. Again-call v.]

1. tr. To revoke, withdraw. 1456 Hay I. 107/18.
The Emperour may gayn call that privilege quhen ever him lykis
Ib. 276/6.
It mycht nocht be revokit and gayncallit but leve of the prince
1461 Liber Plusc. 399.
Eftir that terme thair is na man of life May it gayn cal but hurtyn to the cron
1475 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 33.
This decrete and deliuerance soulde nocht be reuokit nor gain callit
1482 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 501.
Power … til reuoke and gaincall all baillies mad be me

2. To call to mind, recollect. 1535 Stewart 36728.
Sen that the skayth pertenis to ws all, The quhilk this tyme that ȝe sould nocht ganecall

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