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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Pucell(e, n. [e.m.E. and late ME (c 1430) and F. pucelle.] A young girl, a maid, damsel. Also attrib. (Only in J. Stewart.) — c1590 J. Stewart 11/17.
Stout pucelle Pallas, pouss me to desyn His grawe attempts
Ib. 31/62.
Quhilk quhan the craintiwe pucelle haid espyit
Ib. 54/60. Ib. 222 §90.
Nymble suyftnes of thy pucell vings

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