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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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An, art. Also: hain. [ME. and E. an. In Sc. rarely used in place of Ane.] An, a. a. Before vowels or h. b. Before consonants.a. c1460 Wisd. Sol. 564.
An auld fule kinge
Ib. 592.
An vthir gret vanite
1511 Wemyss Chart. 129.
Fra hain honorabill man
1531 Bell. Boece I. 138.
On an hors litter
15.. Clar. v. 2794.
With an hevinlie sound
b. 1530 Maxwell Mem. I. 263.
An wanarabill fader in God
1567 Crim. Trials I. i. 497.
In an barril
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Raptus.
An crime
1675 Carnegie Lett. 358.
An litell hinger

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