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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bruntstane, n. Also: bront, brwntt stane, brunstane. [ME. brunstan(e, -ston(e, also bronstane, -stone (14th c.). Cf. Brintstane.] Brimstone. a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 291.
Thay stanis of tressone as the bruntstane stinkis
1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 279.
For xj stane bruntstane for gune powder
1556–7 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 77.
Foure li. brontstane
1557–8 Ib. I. 270.
For … bruntstane … to the fyre balls
1573 Edinb. Test. I. 335 b.
Certane bruntstane extending to xij pund wecht
1597 Bk. Rates 2 b.
Brunstane the hundreth wecht, v li.
1618 Edinb. Test. L. 49 b.
Thrie stane weycht bruntstane
1627 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 10.
[No one may] carie into Spayne … powder, shott, matche, bruntstone

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