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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quhel(l, conj. Also: qweill. [Var. of Quhil(l; cf. late ME whele (c1430).] = Quhil(l conj. 1 and 4.(1) 1476 Scot. Ant. XIII 182.
The forsaid landis … to be haldin … quhell the said lands be laufully racauyt fra us
1481–2 Misc. Spald. C. II 324.
The qwylk mes sall be doyn at owr he auter … qweill … Layde Betteragis ples to raparalle an awter in owr kyrk
1522 Prestwick B. Rec. 50. 1570 Waus Corr. 73.
I think et wor nocht the worse to dryue [pr. dryne] tyme quhell God prowyd bater
1553 Balcarres P. 314.
Monser d'Osel is in Londoun quhell Quhen Mare be crownit
(2) 1477 Reg. Cupar A. I 209.
We half grantyt to the forsad Paton and Jonat the tak of Rechy Jak quhel it ma vake

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