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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Basin-silver, n. [Basin n.] A gratuity to certain servants of the king at special seasons. 1489 Treas. Acc. I. 128.
To George of Dowglass of the wyne cellar for his basing siluer at Ȝwle, … ij angellis
1495 Ib. 268.
To Robert Douglas of the wyne cellar, to his basing siluir at Newȝeremes, x li.
To the portaris, elikwis, to thare baising siluir, x li.
1497 Ib. 326.
Giffin be the Kingis command to the maister cuke of bassin siluir, x lib.
1505 Ib. III. 132.
Item, to the maister cuke, his bassin silvir, x li.
1511 Ib. IV. 256.
The xxv day of Aprile, to him for his bassing silvir of Pasche last bipast

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