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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Card, Caird, n.2 Also: kard, kaird. [ME. carde (1401), F. carde, teasel-head, wool-card.] A card for wool, hemp, etc.See also hand, stok, tow, woll card.(a) 1478 Acta Aud. 67/1.
A paire of cardis 1500 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 81.
Gif ony personis of the saidis craftis beis ouertane wyrkand with cardis … he sall pay … fivetene schillingis c1500 Rowll Cursing 109 (B).
Sum with kamis and sum with kardis [M. cardis] 1543 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 114.
Ane scheris for the mark of the brethir of walkeris and schereris, and ane carde for the mark of the brethir of bonnetmakers 1548 Ib. 136.
Ane quheill and ane pair of cardis 1630 Ann. Banff I. 64.
Ane hors load of lynt, hempt, hardis, cardis, pannis 1662 Crim. Trials III. 613.
He wold be beatting and scurgeing ws all wp and downe with cardis, and vther sharp scurges(b) 1562–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 70.
Four dosone cairdis a1568 Bann. MS. 137 b/31.
Ane cog, ane caird wantand ane naill 1612 Dundee Shipping L. 230.
His said schip … laidnit with pettie cairdis, brissell cames, and uther frensche wairis 1630 Bamff Chart. 223.
Ane woll qwheill and ane pair of cairds 1680 Conv. Burghs IV. 21.
That they are daylie trubled by the masters of the caird manufactorie at Leith upon pretence thair merchands should sell no cairds bot these … made in the said manufactorie
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