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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Landles, a. [e.m.E. landlesse (1540–1), OE. landléas.] Landless, without lands. — 1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 84.
Lordis ar left landles be onleill lawys
a1568 Bann. MS. 147 a/14.
A woman lowpar landles … sall nevir … do weill
a1628 Carmichael Prov. No. 345.
Better have a man landles nor land manles
1606 Birnie Kirk-b. iii. 3.
To defraude the most landles liuer [of burial] were a shamelesse sacriledge

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