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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dede-, Dead-ill, n. [Dede n.2] A mortal illness. — c1420 Wynt. vii. 3322.
In till hys dede-ill quhen he lay
1574 Davidson in Three Reformers 123.
It was his dead ill, what shuld mare?

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