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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Daylicht, n. Also: da licht, day lycht, lyght. [ME. day-, dai-light, -liȝt (c 1200). Cf. Dayis licht.] Daylight. 1456 Hay I. 42/32.
He … vanyst fra thair sicht … on day lycht
c1450-2 Howlat 63.
Be I sene … To luke out on day licht, Sum will me dulfully dicht
1515 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 156.
Till hald thair loft and buith oppin on the day lycht
1535 Stewart 21770.
Ilkone … stark watchis maid that nicht, Quhill on the morne that it wes fair da licht
1553 Reg. Privy C. I. 148.
Upon fair day lycht, at x houris afore none
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 337.
It was evin, at the away-ganging of the day licht
1578 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 82.
The … keparis of the poirtis on the daylicht

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