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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Ill-faced, a. [e.m.E. (1590).] Having an evil or ugly face. — a1598 Ferg. Prov. (S.T.S.) No. 861.
It is ane ill faced bairne quhilk is goten against the fathers will
1663 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 346.
Calling her ill faced houlett
1680 Dunferm. Kirk S. 72.
Slandering her an calling her vyle whoor, … ill-faced whoor

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