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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Illness, n. [Ill adj. 2 b and 5 a (2). Also in e.m.E. (1690).] Badness, inclemency (of weather); inferior quality, poorness. —(1) 1691 Leven & Melv. P. 611.
This day, if the illness of the wether prevent not, I expect [etc.]
- (2) 1653 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II. 176.
By reason of the illness of the new coyne

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