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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Ale-, Ail-wande, n. [Wand n.] A wand indicating that ale is to be sold. 14.. Acts I. 33/2.
Ilke broustare sal put hir alewande ututh hir house at hir wyndow or abone hir dur that it may be seabill communly til al men
Ib. 333/2.
Of broustaris. [It is charged] … at thai put nocht furth thar ail wande to certify the cunnaris of the ayl as thai solde
c1575 Balfour Pract. 580.
Gusteris and tasteris of aill … ar not reddie quhen the sign or aill wand is set furth

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