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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Handy-, Handiewrit, n. [Var. of Handwrit(t n.] = Handwrit(t n. 1. — 1577 Waus Corr. I. 150.
Forsamekill as the larde of Mynto hes desyrit ws to recognosce the larde of Castelmylkis handiewrit, quhair he hes subscrivit the resait … of certane euidentis, … quhilk to be his handy writ we testifie

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