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Bledder, Bleddir, n. Also: bled(d)yr; blether. [e.m.E. and ME. bledder, ME. bleddere, bleddre (with var. bladdre, etc.), OE. blédre, blǽdre.] A bladder. a1400 Leg. S. xxii. 12.
It brakis the stane That man in bledyr or ner has tane
c1420 Wynt. ii. 577.
Syne in thare bleddyris boldnyt bylis
c1500 Rowll Cursing 154.
Serpentis and edderis Mott stuf ȝour bellyes & ȝour bledderis
1540 Lynd. Sat. Proclam. 275.
Or ȝe cum thair, faill nocht to teme ȝour bleddir
1549 Compl. 65/21.
Ane pipe maid of ane bleddir and of ane reid
15.. Christis K. 96.
He hit him on the wame a wap. It buft lyk ony bledder
1570 Sat. P. xxiv. 88.
As ane bledder blawin
1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 259 b.
Fyve hundretht bledderis
1610 Fam. Burnet 208.
Then make it upe in roules and keepe in blether or papere
attrib. c1500-c1512 Dunb. lx. 23.
Blait-mowit bladȝeanes, with bledder cheikis

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