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alteration (influenced by -uous) of Middle English thiftwis, from thifte theft + wis, wise
From: Criminal Trials and other Proceedings before the
High Court of Justiciary in Scotland
Trials during the Reigns of King James the Fourth and Fifth
Part IX. M.CCCC.LXXXVIII. - M.D.XXXVII. (1488-1537)
Printed 1831, P. 51
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