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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fontstane, n. Also: fontestane, fonstane. [ME. fonsston, early fonstan.] A baptismal font. — a1400 Leg. S. x. 496.
The king … that befor baptysme had tane Of the apostilat fonte-stane
Ib. xxix. 818.
At fonstane
Ib. xxxii. 98.
At fontstane
a1586 Lindsay MS. 40 b.
Thus is he tuys howen, first at the fontstane for the saluatioun of his saule

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