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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gestin, Gaistin, v. [ME. gestin, gesten (a 1300), f. Gest n.3] tr. To entertain as a guest. Also fig. a1400 Leg. S. xxx. 210.
Of al gudnes in al degre That in woman ma gestnit be
?1438 Alex. ii. 3807.
Weill neir ȝow may thay gaistned be [F. osteler]

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