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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fed, ppl. a. [e.m.E. fed (1535), late ME. fedd, p.p. of Fede v.] Of animals: Specially fed and so fattened. 1473 Reg. Cupar A. I. 178.
iiij dusane of fed gysce, takand for the fedyng of tham xxiiijs.
1483 Acta Aud. 121/1.
Thre fed velis
a1500 Prestis of Peblis 13.
Thai maid gud chere … With thre fed caponis on a speit with greis
1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 82.
Fed tuskyt barys, and fat swyne in sty
1541 Reg. Cupar A. II. 13.
Thay payand … ilk tuay ȝeris anis ane fed bair
1549 Compl. 39/10.
The fox follouit the fed geise, & gart them cry claik
1595 Orkney Rentals ii. 5.
Twa fed oxen, twa fed bairis
1626 Edinb. Test. LIV. 12.
Tua fed oxin, … ane fed kow

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