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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chat(t)on, -oun, n. [F. chaton.] The collet of a ring. 1578 Inv. Wardrobe 265.
A chaton without a stane
Ib. 267. 1594 Crim. Trials I. 344.
Threttene small diamontis with chattonis of gold
1599 Reg. Privy C. V. 543.
Ane grit diamont sett in ane chattoun of gold
1604 Craig i. 19.
Our garland lacks the rose, our chatton tin[e]s the stone

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