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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Englisman, n. Also: Einglis-, Englishman. [Northern ME. englisman, var. of englisshman, OE. engliscmon.] = Inglisman. Usually in pl. c1515 Asl. MS. I. 247/10.
Thare began a gret batell betuix the Englismen callit the Britonnis, the Scottis and Pictis
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xcviii. 53.
Gif it chance the quenis syd to be … with Englismen winqueist
1583 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 914.
Bot Englis men are not so daft Bot they perceaved his clocked craft
1600-1610 Melvill 258.
The Captean … commands to giff them his nose-piece, the quhilk delashit lightes on the tye of the Einglisman's mean seale [= main-sail]

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