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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Candillismes, n. Also: candellsmes, candlsmesse, candlesmis. [f. candillis pl. of Candill.] = Candilmes. 1572 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. ix. 23.
If the said [persons] … aggreis nocht … amangis thayme betuex and Candillismes nixt cumis
1647 Lanark Presb. 54.
To remove his children to Edinburgh against Candlsmesse at the farthest
1671 Lanark B. Rec. 193.
Betuixt and Candellsmes nixt
1687 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 176.
She wes woundowing in ane barne about Candlesmis

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