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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gef, Geff, conj. [Cf. Gefv. and Gefe conj.] If. — 1478 Peebles B. Rec. 183.
Geff it happynnis that the said Sir Wylyam Gybson … decessis
1491 Ayr Friars Pr. Chart. 62.
Gef at it sall happin the yeirly annuell. to be unpait
1506 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 93.
Geff hapinnis … that we ma act to wex, trubill, or unquiet the said reuerend fader
1554 Corr. M. Lorraine 392.
I wat nocht geff he hes schewin tham in the court or nocht
1572 Lanark B. Rec. 65.
Gef ony victuell beis wat or stolling

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