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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Cristmas,) Crystmaesse, n. Also: crismess, crissmas. [ME. cristmes, -mas, crysmas.] Christmas. — 1525 Douglas Corr. 99.
The materis was sped … or Crystmaesse last bypassit
1656 Sutherland Corr. 177.
At Crismess when he went last south
1666 Lauderdale P. I. 266.
This whole weeke (except Crissmas day) I have beine … travelleinge

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