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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Quhossill, n. [Var. of Quhissil(l n. For a similar phonological development cf. Quhodder, Wotsonday(e. Cf. also later Sc. dial. whosle to wheeze, and whussle, whussel a whistle.] A whistle. — 1557 Crim. Trials I i 396.
Ane syluer quhossill

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