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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Massacar, n. Also: massacker, massaaker, messecar. [e.m.E. (1586) and F. massacre.] A massacre. Chiefly, that of Paris, sc. of St. Bartholomew's day, 24th Aug. 1572. — a1578 Pitsc. II. 291 marg.
The xxij [sic] of August 1572 the massacar of Parreis
a1595 Cullen Chron. Aberd. 37.
The xxiiij day of August, 1571 [sic] yeris, the grytt … mwrther and messecar of Paris wes committit … of all thayme that profest Cristis trew religione
a1605 Birrel Diary 20.
That … cruell massacker at Pareis
1657 Balfour Ann. I. 355.
That … inhumane massaaker of the innocent protestants acted at Paris
1655 Lamont Diary 87.
Ther was a massacar of some Protestants in France, by the Duke of Sauoy

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