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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Ballaster, Balester, n. [e.m.E. ballister (1602), ballaster, etc., F. balustre.] A baluster. —1628 M. Works Acc. XXI. 24 (balesteris and tabill staine). 1633 Ib. XXVII. 7 (aisleris and ballasteris). 1685 Glamis Bk. Rec. 81 (the ballasters and raills).

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