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"evil-doing, malevolent treatment," early 13c.; see ill (v.).

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  • Mr. illing was his name, which struck me the more, perhaps, because it is a very common name in Germany.

    Travels in England in 1782 Charles P. Moritz
  • I had no lawyer, and a white-haired fox whose name was illing did every thing he could against me.

    Bucholz and the Detectives Allan Pinkerton

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