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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Litill,) Littil son, n. [After F. petit-fils.] A grandson. — 1570 Q. Mary Let. to Countess Lennox in Campbell Love-Lett. Mary 228.
The transporting of ȝoure littil son & my onlie child in this countrey … . I have born him … & of ȝow he is descendit

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