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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bandit, ppl. a. [f. Band n.1 or v.] Secured or strengthened by metal bands.1488 Treas. Acc. I. 82 (a bandit kist like a gardeviant). 1555 Edinb. B. Rec. 226 (with bandit staffis and vtheris wappynnis). 1573 Edinb. Test. 335 b (bandit & vnbandit caldrounis). 1571 Lanark B. Rec. 53 (ane bandit halbert). 1576 Reg. Privy C. II. 535 (ane bandit staff). 1638 9th Rep. Hist. MSS. 194/2 (ane litle blak bandit box).

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