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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lugear, Ludgear, n. [Luge v. 4: cf. e.m.E. lodger in this use (1632, 1665).] One who provides (temporary) accommodation for another; a host; a lodging-house keeper. b. Also rendering L. hospes = host; guest; stranger or foreigner, in the latter sense. — 1533 Bell. Livy I. 165/28.
Mony of thir presonaris … gaif thankis to thare lugearis for the benevolence schawin to thame during the tyme of thare captiuite
Ib. II. 100/26.
The pepill that come this ȝere to vesy thir playis war weill tretit be thare lugearis
1595 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 128. b.
All hoistlers and ludgearis [to] gif up nychtlie to the baillies the names of thair ghaists
1533 Bell. Livy I. 35/8.
Now we haue vincust the fals and tressonabil lugearis and ourethrawin oure effemynate inemyis [L. vicimus perfidos hospites, imbelles hostes]

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