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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Falland, ppl. a. [Northern ME. falland (c 1300), pres. pple. of Fall v.] a. Falling. Falland ill or evil, epilepsy. b. Falland case, accident. c. Hanging. — c1420 Wynt. v. 5672.
Offt he tuke the falland ille
1579 Black Bk. Taymouth 142.
Gyff ony man … ettis ony gwys fles in ony of thir thre dais he sal hawe the ffaland ewil
a 1423 Reg. Great S. 44/2.
Gif it hapnys to falye that the said Kyrktoun cummys nocht to sa mekyll throuch distroblance or falland case
1532 M. Works Acc. II. 48.
The south standand lycht in the vter chalmer contenis xxxiiij futis, … the north falland lycht contenis xx futis, … the south falland lycht contenis xi futis

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