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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gain-, Gayncalling, vbl. n. Also: gane-. [f. Gaincall,v. Cf. Again-calling.] Revocation. 1430 Reg. Great S. 38/2.
Gif it happynys … ony othir in our name to mak ony contradiccion or gayncallyng in thir thingis
1451 Maxwell Mem. I. 168.
Landis … to be haldin … for outin ony againstanding or gaincalling quhatsumeuir
1495 Contract (Mey P.) 13 June.
All conditions standand … of fors as of before writin without ony reuocacione or gain calling
1546 Rec. Earld. Orkney 230.
The benefite and priuelage of gane calling of gift
1551 Annals Banff II. 379.
To be bruikit … without any … impediament, gayncalling, or braking of takis
a1568 Bann. MS. 221 a/17.
My faythfull hairt … Quhilk but ganekalling I gif hir for evir

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"Gayncalling vbl. n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Dec 2023 <>



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