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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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THRAE, prep., conj. Also threh (Rxb. 1912 Jedburgh Gazette (19 July) 3, 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes 9, 1965 Hawick Express (1 Sept.) 6), thra (s.Sc. 1830 Lord Thomas in Child Ballads No. 73. I. xx.); hrae (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Sc. (chiefly s.) forms of Frae, prep. See T, letter, 9. (1), R, letter. [θre, e]

I. prep. From (s.Sc. 1802 Katharine Jaffrey in Child Ballads No. 221 C.ii., and freq. in ballad texts collected by Scott and Laidlaw, 1873 D.S.C.S. 228; Bwk. 1889 Ellis E.E.P. V. 726; Slk. 1899 C. M. Thomson Drummeldale 139; e.Lth. 1914 Rymour Club Misc. II. 135; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Rxb. 1942 Zai; Bwk., s.Sc. 1972). Comb. thrae-mang, from among (Peb. 1838 W. Welsh Poems 46).

II. conj. From the time that, since (Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 8; Bwk., s.Sc. 1972).

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