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Futeball, Futbal(l, n. Also: fuitball, futtball, futbaw, fot-, football. [Late ME. fotebal (1486).] a. The game of football. b. The ball used in the game. a. It is statut … that na man play at the fut ball vnder the payne of iiijd; 1424 Acts II. 5/2.
It is thocht expedient … at the futbal & golf be abusit in tym cummyng; 1471 Ib. 100/1.
The ȝoung noblis … suld tak thar play … in the hand bow … and nocht in bowlis, fut ball, or sic playis; Irland Mir. fol. 339 b.
I wait thair is nocht ane amang ȝow all, Mair ferilie can play at the futball; Lynd. Sat. 3413.
Quhone ȝoung men cwmis fra the grene At the futball playing had bene With brokin spald; Maitl. F. cix. 47.
Menstrelling and futeball on the Sabbaoth day … expreslie dischargeit; 1611 Fife Synod 21.
Compeirit David Lindsay … for alledgit playing at the futtball and caitch vpon the Sabbath day; 1630 Kirkcaldy Presb. 7.
b. That in na place of the realme be vsit fut bawis, gouff, or vthir sic vnproffitable sportis; 1491 Acts II. 226/2.
Giffin to Jame Dog to by fut ballis to the King; 1497 Treas. Acc. I. 330.
For the braking dovn of the sklattis of the kyrk, and glassin vindokis of the samyn be inordinatt playing with hand ball and fuit ball; 1549 Annals Banff I. 26.
He tuik ane thing lyke to ane fute-ball … and caist the same in the see; 1590 Crim. Trials I. 211.

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