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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Invisible, a. Also: -ibil(e. [ME. invisible, invysible (1340), OF. invisible, L. invīsibilis.] Invisible, in various applications. 1456 Hay II. 53/2.
Be our faith we have sight spirituale of … all Goddis workes, visibilis and invisibilis
a1500 Henr. III. 35/113.
Quhen scho wanyst was and invisible
1562-3 Winȝet I. 119/30.
Gif ȝe appreue na kirk … except an imaginat inuisible kirk
Ib. 120/10.
Quhy innent ȝe sik a term as inuisible?
1602 Colville Parænese 42.
The anthors of this chimer … suld be inuisible to thair inuisible flok

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