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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lufe-,) Luif-ballet, n. [e.m.E. loue-balade (1565); Ballat n.] A love-song. — 1568 Reg. Privy C. I. 641.
Ane silver box … with all … obligationis for mariage, sonets or luif ballettis, and utheris lettres … send … betuix the Quene … and … Erll Boithuile

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"Luif-ballet n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 May 2024 <>



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