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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lay, v.2 [Aphetic var. of Allay v. Cf. Lay n.4 and Layit ppl. a.] tr. To alloy (metal). — 1489 Acts II. 221/1.
Goldsmythis quhilkis layis and makkis fals mixtouris of ewill metale coruppand the fyne mettall of gold and siluer
1524 Ib. XII. 40/2.
Forsamekle as sowsis tracentis & karolusis Franche money beand layit with coper has passage in this ralme [etc.]

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