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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(On-lukar,) On-luiker, -looker, Unlooker, n. [e.m.E. onlooker (1615): Lukar n. c; Luke v. 2 f.] An onlooker, spectator. — 1587-99 Hume 180/522.
Being a present unlooker, I knaw quhat I saw and hard
a1649 Drummond Wks. (1711) 232.
1629 Justiciary Cases I. 115.
He … stuid a far as ane on luiker and sa knawis nothing thairanent

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