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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Pik-,) Pykstaff, n. [ME. and e.m.E. pikstef (1356), pyk staf (Piers Plowman), also pikstaue (1523), f. Pik n.2 and staff.] = Pike-staf(f n. a1500 Henr. Fab. 180 (Bann.) (see Pike-staf(f n.).
a1578 Pitsc. I. 258/18.
Witht ane great pyk staff in his hand

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