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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lade, n.2 [ME. (midl.) lod, lode, and lad (Orm) way, journey. course, mod. west midl. Eng. dial. lode, load a track over a moss etc., OE. lád way, course (as in Lade,n.1 and Lade,n.3).] The course or track (of a heavenly body). — c1400 Troy-bk. i. 533.
The lestand God … Of hevinly thingis has wroutht & done, As of the planetes the ladys And set thame be sertane assyse, And stabillis thame at bidding so That they may neuir it our-go
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