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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bel(l)-weddir, -wodder, n. [ME. belleweder, -wedir, belwedyr (14th c.).] A bell-wether. — 1549 Compl. 66/29.
The bel veddir for blythtnes bleyttit rycht fast
1562-3 Winȝet II. 35/13.
Quhome thai afoir as the belwodder of the flok followit

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