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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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Wen, Ven, n. [Late ME and e.m.E. wen(n (c1400), wenne (Prompt. Parv.), wen (1559), OE wen(n, wæn(n.] A wen, a protuberance on the body. — ?c1675 J. Gordon Hist. III 192.
As if cutting off of vens or weales, or launcing of ulcers, wer to destroy all the bodye
1681 Colvil Whig's Suppl. (1681) ii 51.
Others … who bred, out of the peccant humors Of this our church, like wens and tumors
1691 Kirk Secr. Commonw. (1964) 400.
The wen and excrescence on the ey-bry

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