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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Armosin(g, Armosie, n. Also: armosene, armasyn, armesing; armosee, armosy, armesy, armessie. [OF. armesin, F. armoisin, -ine; also in e.m.E. as armesine, later armasine, armozeen.] A silk fabric. Chiefly in armosin taffaty.(a) 1525 Treas. Acc. V. 253.
Item, for iij eln of armasyn sattin to be ane hogton for the King
1540 Ib. VII. 278.
xx elnis blak armosing taffites
1565 Ib. XI. 439.
xvi elnis of ȝallow armosing taffeteis
1569 Inv. Q. Mary 186.
Ane coit of quheit armesing tauffateis
1597 Bk. Rates MS. b.
Taffaties of armosing, Florance and Lukis
(b) 1532 Treas. Acc. VI. 24.
For iij elnis … armosie taffateis to be … ane hugtoune
1551–2 Ib. X. 46.
Tway elnis … armosy taffiteis to be hir ane cloik
1578 Inv. Wardrobe 219.
Ane lang lows gowne of blak armosie taffetie

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