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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brade clathe, Braid claith, n. Also: brade clath(t, etc.; bred clayth, cleyth; bredcloath, -clothe. [ME. brode clothe (a 1420). See Brade a. 2.] Broadcloth.(a) 1443 Ayr Chart. 28.
Clamand fredome … to tap bradeclaith ande narow
1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 30.
Brade clath for ij govnis and ij kirtillis
viij eln of brade clatht
(b) 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 15.
v elne of braid claith to turs the Kingis dowblatis and his hos
1517 Reg. Privy S. I. 457/1.
Fustiane, braid claith and narow
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 200.
Na hewit Scottis braid clayth except lynnyngis
1595 Edinb. Test. XXVIII. 9.
xlij elneis of argentie Lundoun braid clayth
1610 Crim. Trials III. 106.
Ane certane number of steikis of braid claith
1646 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 69.
The … manufactorie for braid cloth in this burgh
(c) 1600 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 281.
The burrowis … hes tane upone thame the hamebringing of strangers for making of bred clayth
The making of ane wab of bred cleyth after the forme of France
1637 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 106.
The tred of making of bredcloath
Ib. 107.
Weauers of bredclothe

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