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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Englis, Englis(c)h, a. Also: Einglis, -ish. [ME. englis, early and northern variant of english, -isch, OE. englisc.] = Inglis a. a1585 Maitl. Q. x. 7.
Calice toun The quhilk hes bene … Into the handis of Englis [F. Inglis] natioun
Ib. xliv. 34.
Gif Englisch [F. Inglis] forces in this realme repaire
1600-1610 Melvill 60.
The Einglis Ambassatour
Ib. 257.
Ane of our creares … was unbesett be an Einglis pirat
1681 Red Bk. Menteith I. 417.
Our oune [robes] was destroy'd in the Einglish tyme

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