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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gissarne, Gyssarn(e, n. [ME. guysarne, gesarne, giserne (14th c.), OF. gisarne, var. of gisarme.] A gisarme. Also attrib. ?1438 Alex. ii. 7814.
Ȝour gissarne … That at ȝour arsoun hingand is
Ib. 8595.
The gyssarne, that was schairp and cleir
1513 Doug. viii. xi. 45.
In thar hand withhaldand … gyssarn stavis

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