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Luf(e)-drink, n. [Drink n. 2.] A love potion, a philtre. — 1492 Myll Spect. 278/9.
The wyffis of Rome … to caus thare husbandis to haif desyr to thaime gaif thaim drinkis … the quhilk thai callit luf drinkis

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