James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Mot: m. A Motto, a word; a speech; also, the note winded by a huntsman on his horne; also, a quip, cut, nip, frumpe, scoffe, ieast.
Randle Cotgrave, A Dictionary of the French and English Tongues (1611)

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