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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quhasill, Quhaisill, Wheasle, Whasie, Sc. varr. of Wasill (a weasel). — a1500 Henr. Fab. 911 (H).
The quhuirand quhitret with the quhasill [Ch. quhaisill, Bann. wasyll] went
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Mustela, a whasie (sic) or whitret
a1646 Wedderburn Voc. (1709) 10.
Ictis, a wheasle

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