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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Half-seill, Halff-, n. [Half. a. The Eng. half seal (1510) is used in a different sense.] The matrix of a seal. — 1582 Conv. Burghs I. 159.
Our said souerane lord … sall cawse and compell the customeris … to delyuer the half seilles and stampis to the saidis commissioneris
1584 Ib. 194.
To sie ane half seill new maid of perfyte tyn, bering this presentt ȝeir of God, according to the quantitie of the coquett seil
1589 Reg. Privy C. IV. 416.
[All persons that] used the office of custumarie … , to deliver thair halff seillis and stampis [to the comptroller]

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