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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Doup(e, n. [Of doubtful origin, perh. originally dolp (cf. E-dolp).] a. The bottom of an egg-shell. b. The fundament. — a1598 Ferg. Prov. (1641) 4 b.
Better half egge nor toome doupe
Urquhart Rabelais i. xxii.
There he played … at the salt doup [F. au cul sallé]

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