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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Childbed, Chyldbed, n. [ME. childbed (c 1200).] Confinement of a woman. — c1460 Vert. Mess 113.
Quhat woman that takes her childbed that day [etc.]
1570 Leslie 99.
During the tyme that the Quene wes in childe bed
1626 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 9.
Dureing the haill space of the womanes chyldbed

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