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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Glamer, n. Also: glammer, glamour, glawmir, -our. [? Altered form of Clamour; but cf. ME. glam noise, outcry, f. ON. glam(m, and Icel. glamra to rattle.] A loud noise or tumult; public outcry, scandal. c1400 Troy-bk. II. 146.
The voceferacions Of the gret glamoures [v.r. glawmours] & the sownes War herd in entryng of the place
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lvii. 20.
Sum hes thair advocattis in chamer [v.r. chalmir], And takis thame selffe thairof na glamer [v.r. glawmir]
a1568 Bann. MS. 243 b/62.
Wald God … That I micht serve hir grace but glammer [: chammer]
1570 Sat. P. x. 182.
Than come ȝour king and sum lords with ane glamer, And reft him [Riccio] from hir
1584 Ib. xlv. 393.
Without respect of warldlie glamer He past into the witchis chalmer

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