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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-ill, n. (Ill n. 4: cf. ME. lond uvel (Ancren R.) an epidemic, lond(e) ivyll, evyll (Prompt. Parv.) ? epilepsy, (great sickness and infirmities called the) land evyll (1499 Cal. Pat. Rolls 176), and Land-feaver.) — c1500 Rowll Cursing 48 (M).
Host heidwark or the land ill [B. fawin ill]
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 216/9.
And als the land ill the wame ill was so violent that thair deit ma that ȝere than euir thar deit … in pestilens
1576 Crim. Trials I. ii. 51.
Gretand verrie fast for … hir husband and chyld, that wer lyand seik in the land ill

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