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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Ild(e, (Ill,) v. p.t. [Altered form of nild: see Nill v.] Would not. In the phr. ild thai, wald thai, willy-nilly. — c1420 Wynt. viii. 2131.
Ild [C. Ilde. E. Ill] thai, wald thai, all gert he Bowsum till hys byddyng be

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