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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Haly, Halie land, n. [Northern ME. Haly Land (c 1400), midl. and southern holy londe (1297).] The Holy Land. — 1375 Barb. I. 140.
[Edward] was than in the haly land On Saracenys warrayand
a1400 Leg. S. xxxiii. 904.
Quhen cristine men tuk on hande To recouer the haly lande Fra Sarasenis
1456 Hay I. 105/17.
The haly land beȝond the Grete See, at Jerusalem
1560 Rolland Seven S. 1963.
I will pas now to the Halie land And fecht with Jowis

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