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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DISTRIBUT, v., pa.p. Distributed. Now obsol. Found in Eng. 15th and 16th cent.Bnff. 1712 in Trans. Bnffsh. Field Club (1891) 21:
The people were admitted and to many of them tokens distribut.
Bnff.2 1940:
Twa elders were appointed to see the various charitable bequests distribut amo' the deservin' poor afore Christmas.

[Found in O.Sc. from a.1400; Lat. distributus.]

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