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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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End, Ende, n.2 [Late var. of aynd Ande n.] Breath. 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 288.
He … went to bed, whair he wrocht in drawing of his end
a1578 Pitsc. I. 132/21.
Quho … hes sic power ower the noblietie that they dar not draw anes thair end
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 568.
His stinking end corrupted as men knawes
1596 Dalr. I. 247/13.
To that intent he and his peiple mycht a litle drawe thair braith, or end, as we speik
Ib. II. 329/17.
Albeit the Inglismen daylie war sett on be the Scotis that skairse to drawe thair end had thay lasare
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 435.
Hes not some put away thair wyfis for stinkand endis?
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 1 b.
The bleiding of Magnus Gilbertis wyff benethe the end

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