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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Uphaly evin, -even, Uphelly ewin, n. [Formed on the model of Uphalyday n., with substitution of evin for day (see Evin n.1 2, and cf. Uphaldy evin (Uphalyday n.)).] The eve of Epiphany, 5th January. = Huphally-evin n. 1507–8 Treas. Acc. IV 94.
That samyn nycht [sc. 5th January] Uphaly evin, to the King to play at the cartis
1581–2 Elgin Rec. I 164 (see Basin n. b).
Vphelly ewin
1636 Elgin Rec. II 230.
Alexander Dunbar is receavit fra the piller for clinking of basens through the toun on Uphaly even

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