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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mail(le, n. (e.m.E. the maill (1644), F. mail, a mallet, the game (pall-mall) played with this, a place where this was played). — 1665 Lauder Jrnl. 14.
Theirs a pretty maille their [in Orleans]; … all the way ye have 4 ranks of tries … in that of Tours
Ib. 20.
Their mail
1666 Ib. 132.
[He] saw a blind man … play at the maille

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"Mail n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Jun 2024 <>



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