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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*Hailye, n. [ON. hellir. Also in the mod. dial. of Orkney in the names of caves as hellyie (Marwick): cf. also the cognate mod. Orkin. and Shetl. Helyer a cave on the sea-shore (SND.).] A cave. — 1559 Rec. Earld. Orkney .
Fra the burne to the hailye under the bankis, and fra that to ane gray stane in the mure

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