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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Killing, vbl. n. Also: kelling. [ME. kyllyng (c 1400).] Putting to death, killing (persons or animals); slaughtering (livestock). —(a) 1545 Douglas Corr. 157.
The extreme vare that is usit of killing veymen and ȝung childering
? 1673 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 167.
To auswer … for killin and receting of ane fish in the forbiden tyme
1676 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. [26 Jan.].
Aught shilling for killing of four beasts and two shilling for killing of thrie sheepe
(b) a1568 Bann. MS. 145 a/14.
Telȝeoris ar tyrranis in kelling of lyis

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