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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brasil, n. Also: brasyl(l, brasel, brassell. [ME. brasil(e, -yl(e, etc., Sp. and Port. brasil, It. brasile, med. L. brasilium. Cf. Bressell and Brissill.] Brazil-wood. Also attrib. 14.. Acts I. 305/2.
Brasyl [L. brasil] at the entryng aw nathyng, bot at the outgang ilk hundreth of brasyll sall pay twa peniis
1612 Bk. Rates 330.
Tables called playing tables of brasel
1673 Leith Customs 13.
100 pound brassell … 150 pound brassell wood

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