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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lowand-ill, Lowen-, Lowing-ill, n. [Pres. p. or vbl. n. of Low v.1; Ill n. 4.] A disease of cattle characterized by prolonged or continuous lowing or bellowing. (Found only in Knox and in the Haddington records). (= routing evil, s.v. Routing vbl. n.1 2 comb.) — 1558-66 Knox III. 65.
To pray … that oure oxen suld not tak the lowing ill, oure horse the spavin or fersie
1556 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 29 Oct.
That na faltis flesch lyk lunsoucht, lowen ill, mure ill or mysell balkin be brow[ch]t to this merkett
1586 Ib. 14 Oct.

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