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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Binding, Bynding, vbl. n. [e.m.E. and ME. binding, bynding, early ME. bindunge.] The act of binding (up); material used for binding. Also attrib. with silver. 1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 409.
Gevin to ane monk of Culros for bynding and alummyng of tua bukis
1532 M. Works Acc. II. 62b.
To the glassin wrycht for the bynding of xiij fute of glas … price of ilk fute bynding viijd
a1578 Pitsc. I. 34/1.
In the binding wp (of) bandis witht the Earle of Douglas
1583 Chapel Royal p. xciv.
Fyre treis to the sollis and binding of the saidis formis
1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 71 b.
Towes to be helters & bindingis to the hors
1616 Ib. XV. 22b.
To thaim for thair binding siluer [i.e. payment for binding pease-straw] , xij s.

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