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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Verballie, adv. [e.m.E. verbally (1588).] In speech, by word of mouth, as opposed to writing. — a1650 Row 503.
Then after long reasoning and protesting … the King's commissioner arose dischargeing the assemblie verballie

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