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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lanch(e, n. [Var. of Lance n.1: cf. ME. (14–15th c.) launche a shoot of a plant.] A lance. — 1513 Selkirk B. Ct. fol. 26 a.
That thai … be producit in wappinschawing … with ane sper lanch and bow
1522 Ib. fol. 92 b. 1615 Haddington Corr. 290.
In the litill hall … Of lanches ane dussone, of bandit staffis ane dussone

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