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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Grate, a.2 [Var. of Grait a.] Great. — ?1549 Monro W. Isles 14.
Ane grate high hill, round and roughe
Ib. 51. 1637 Bk. Carlaverock II. 501.
The grate gumpheon, carried by James Maxwell
1657 Balfour Ann. II. 190.
With grate meiknesse he demained himselue
Ib. IV. 8.
A grate earthquake, all alonges … the riuer Tueed

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