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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Outlay, n. [? Lay v.1 42 d or ? lay, var. of Ly v. (cf. Outlying vbl. n.): cf. also e.m.E., a place of lying out (1611).] The act of being expelled, or of ‘lying out’ or remaining outside, from (fra) a place. — 1562-3 Winȝet II. 61/29.
Quhat is prophane? Quhilk hes na halines, na godlines, strange and plane outlay fra the inwart chalmer of the Kirk, quhilk is the temple of God

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