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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Pelt, v. [e.m.E. pelt(e to strike, tr. (a 1500), intr. (1565), of doubtful origin: cf. Pelt n.1] intr. To strike repeatedly (on another's head). — 1535 Stewart 38847.
The Scottis … peltit on thair powis ane lang space

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