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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Inquencheable, -quensibil(l, adj. [e.m.E. -chable (1577).] Unquenchable. — 1581 Burne Disput. 131.
Thair inquensibil thrist of the innocent blude
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 121 b.
Sa sall thai perishe in the inquensibill fyr of hell
1600 Colville Palinode 24.
The inquencheable combustion that may be kindled … by … maintaining lawes vniustlie made

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