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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quhillylilly, n. Also: quhillie-, quhille- and -lillie, -lille. [Only Sc. Cf. Quillety n., also Quhilly-quhan.] a. The penis. b. Appar., an attack of sickness; a spasm. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) xiii 34.
Ȝour hals quhyt as quhalis bane Gars rys on loft my quhillylillie [M. quhillelille]
1540 Lynd. Sat. 4372 (Ch.).
Scho bocks sik bagage fra hir breist … And ay scho cryis a preist a preist With ilk a quhillie lillie [B. quhilly lilly]

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