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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chak reill, Chack reill, n. [Chak n. or v.1] A reel provided with a check or catch for measuring the thread wound on it. 1635 Edinb. Test. LVII. 220 b.
Tua auld lint quheillis and ane chakreill
1653 Ib. LXVII. 146.
Ane chak reill with ane hand [reill]
1663 Ib. LXXI. 102 b.
Tua lint quheillis, ane wool quheil, ane chack reill
1694 Pr. Inchmahome 164.
Tuo meikle wheells, … ane chack reell, 4 pair of tow cards
1712 Stirling B. Rec. II. 129.
Each chack reel, 4 d.

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