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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FOOLZIE, v. Also fuilzie. To trample under foot, beat down, overcome. [′fu:l(j)i]Abd. 1739 Caled. Mag. (1788) 503:
Tam Tull upon him kiest his ee, Saw him sae mony foolzie.

[O.Sc. fulze, id., from c.1470, O.Fr. f(o)uler. id., to press, squeeze.]

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