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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hors marschall, n. Also: mar-, merschael, marshel. A horse-doctor. — 1497 Treas. Acc. I. 330.
Giffin be the Kingis command to the Inglis hors marschael to hele the broune geldin
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 476.
A horse marschall thou call thé … , And with that craft convoy thé throu the land
1510–3 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 158.
Per liberationem factam Dauid Smytht lie hors merschael
a1598 Ferg. Prov. (1641) 20 b.
Unskild mediciners, and horsemarshels, slayes both man and beast

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