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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dayis licht, n. Also: dayes, days, dais. [ME. dayes, dais light (c 1300).] = Daylicht. c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 40.
In the nyght Whan away was the dayes lyght
c1420 Wynt. iv. 1763.
A gret cuntre, That oft thai saw on dayis licht
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 316/10.
The son stud still … and ministerit to him dayis licht
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxvi. 2.
Full lang befoir the dayis licht
1513 Doug. i. ii. 62.
The clowdis hevyn, son, and days lycht Hid
1535 Stewart 23663.
The cruell dartis … The dais licht obumbrit ouir all quhair

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