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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cartane, variant of Quartane a. — c1500 Crying of Play 57.
For cald scho tuke the fever cartane
1540 Lynd. Sat. 2188 (B).
It is ane bane of Sanct Brydis cow, Gude for the fevir cartane

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