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EESE, v. Also †eise. n.Sc. forms of Eng. use. Now almost obs. exc. in pret. and in perf. and pluperf. forms with pa.p ees(e)t, eesed, ees'd, to express habit, customary action, and in phr. eest wi, accustomed to. [i:z, izt, ist] Abd. 1706  Sc. Antiquary XII. 104:
Mony of your great Folk phan in England buy these things with ready Money, which they eised tee dee by Trouk.
Mry. 1873  J. Brown Round Table Club 224:
They hae been ees'd tae get their releegis ordinances for naething, an' they grudge tae gie a bawbee tae a kirk.
ne.Sc. 1874  Gregor Echo Olden Time 40:
Fin a wiz younger nor a am the day, a eest to read thim throuw aince i' the year.
Abd. 1875  W. Alexander My Ain Folk 191:
An we hed ony chance but o' getting' 'im intil ony kin' o' a berth come time, faur it wud be mair heid wark nor eesin's han'ies at roch lawbour the furth.
Abd. 1925  A. Murison Rosehearty Rhymes 95:
They're sae weel eest wi' sulphur reek.
Abd. 1941  J. Murray in Abd. Bon-Accord (27 Nov.) 6:
He taul' them foo particler the quires haed eest tae be.

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