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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Ringworme, n. [Late ME and e.m.E. re(n)g worme (c1425), rynge worme (a1450); Ring n.1 Cf. Du. ringworm.] Ringworm, the skin-disease. — a1605 Montg. Flyt. 336 (T).
The stane worme, the ringworme, not slaiking of swame
1587 Carmichael Etym. 6.
Lichen, a ringworme
a1595 Misc. Spald. C. II xxx.
Remeid for the ringworme Tak the frothe of quheit saip and straik on the sair
1579, 1617 Despauter (1617) 51.
Impetrix, a ring worme

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