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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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(Gesine,) Gesyne, n. Also: gysyne, geissing, gissing, gersin-. Cf. Jesing. [ME. gysyn, gesyne, gesen (a 1300), OF. gesine, f. gesir to lie.] Child bed. Also attrib. with bed. c1420 Wynt. v. 19.
The modyr held bed in gysyne [C. gesyne]
1576 Digest Justic. Proc. I. 22.
Scho wes new rissin out of geissing
1624 Misc. Abbotsf. C. I. 139.
Quhen ȝe lay in gissing of ȝour sone Robie
1629 Brechin Test. IV. 358 b.
The intertenment of hir selff in hir gersinbed lair

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