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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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But, adv.2 and conj. Occasional variant of Bot adv. and conj. in various uses. a1400 Leg. S. xii. 114.
Scho let hym wyt … That he wes but a fundlynge
1480 Acta Conc. 63/2.
Becaus it … kane nocht be decidit but ane of the partijs be hurt
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 350.
It sall appere but clokit collusioun
1562-3 Winȝet II. 49/15.
Ane aigeit man, but planelie sik a ane [etc.]
a1578 Pitsc. I. 168/22.
Nathing was done in court butt by him

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