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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Half-sister, Halff(e)-sister, n. [ME. half sister, suster.]1522 Acta Conc. MS. XXXIII. 14 b (half sisteris to the saidis vmquhile Thomas). 1588 Edinb. Test. XIX. 7 (Cristiane Sym his half sister). 1607 Ib. XLIII. 320 (Bessie Broun my halffe sister). 1610 Brechin Test. III. 93 b (his wyffis halff sisters).

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