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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Loth, Loath, n. [e.m.E. loath(e (1607), ME. loth(e, loþ, used in place of Sc. Lath(e n.] Hatred, dislike. — 15.. Clar. iv. 457 [see Leth n.1 2 (1)].
1590-1 R. Bruce Serm. 21.
That we haue tane sik a loath and disdaine of that heavenlie food
Ib.; etc.
[To] bring it in sik a loath and disdaine

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