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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Luving,) Loving, -ynge, vbl. n. [ME. louinge (Chaucer); f. love Luve v.1 Cf. also Lufing.] Loving, love. (But the interpretation ‘praise’ (Loving vbl. n.1) is also possible in each case.) — a1400 Leg. S. iii. 766.
And that I ȝarne oure althinge, To be and dwel in thi lovynge
c1420 Ratis R. 1290.
Thir women kind hir [Beauty] louis mast And spendis mekile gud in waist To have loving of hir, that faire, And sum tendis to be hir aire
(c 1580) Alex. ii. 5366.
1494 Loutfut MS. 26 b.
[The peacock] blithly schew him to the warld to hav loving & to be plesand til his wif

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