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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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(Ȝule wouk,) Yhule wok, Yuill oulk, Ȝhoil wouk, Yoil wolk, Ȝoule-, Youll oulk, n. [Ȝule n. and Wouk n. or Ouk n.] Christmas week. — c1420 Wynt. vii 1623.
Off Yhule-wok [C. Ȝhoil wouk, W. Ȝoule oulk] the fyft day
1535–6 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 133.
Fra Sabbato xviii Decembris to Sabbato 2 Januarii na lyme enterit because of Yuill oulk
1535–6 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 149.
Sabbato ii Januarii na stuf enterit fra the said quarell becaus of Youll oulk
1536–7 Ayr B. Acc. 20.
For laying of the graiffis in the Yoil wolk xvj d.

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