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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gras, Grase, n. [ME. grasse, gras, OE. græs. Cf. Gres n.] a. Grass. b. A herb. — c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 2488.
So the hole oure-coverit was With thornes, breres, and with gras
?1438 Alex. ii. 9254.
The grene gras vox of blude all rede
1567 G. Ball. 214.
Ilk man … Quhilk is bot gras
1596 Dalr. I. 19/10.
A certane schort and bare grase, quhairin scheip properlie delytes
1643 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 182.
Ȝe cam to him, and offered him ane grass, as ȝe callit it, but to his appearance, nothing but ane litle quantitie of quhyt moss or fogge

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