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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Alsmony, a. [Als adv., Mony a., written as one word.] As many. c1390-1434 Scots Merchandise MS. 63.
It is to wyt that fore how mony marcis at the woll is boght at, alsmony twa ynglis & twa lefingis the nayle is at
1442 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 9.
The littistares sal fynd the empriour and twa doctoures, and alsmony honeste squiares as thai may
1456 Hay I. 150/19.
It may suffice to the king that he serve him with alsmony folk as he has hecht him
1513 Doug. ix. iii. 53.
Alsmony of thame as than hes eschaipe The wally fludis
c1520-c1535 Nisbet Acts xiii. 48.
Alsmony as war befor ordanit to euirlasting lijf

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