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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mother earth. [e.m.E. (c 1586); cf. Moder n.1 4 b.] 1606 Birnie Kirk-b. iv.
Their mother earth, as the graue onely designed by God, … and … out of whose lare onely we may properly be saide to rise

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