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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Mold, Mould, n.2 [e.m.E. mold, mould, ME. mold(e (Ancr. R.), appar. metathetic var. of OF. modle (MF. molle, mole, mod. F. moule). The older Sc. form is Muld(e n.2]

a. A matrix. = Muld(e n.2 1.Also with qualifying words: see Knop n. 1 attrib., also Chopin n. and Muchkin n. 15.. Balcarres P. V. 73 b.
Mouldis and casting ladillis ii
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xxxv. 63.
The mold is lost, vharin was maid This a per se of all
1687 Bk. O. Edinb. C. XXVII. 146, 7.

b. A templet. = Muld(e n.2 2. c 1598 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 15 a.
For moldes xxx s.
1617 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 73.
For 2 going over the watter for the plaisteris mouldis
a 1700 Smith Old Lodge Dumfries 100.
[A mason or fellow] shall not make any mould, square or rule for any who is but a lewis

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