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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Clinkard, -art, Clinker, n. and a. Also: klinkard. [Alterations of Clinkand,a.]

1. n. A small spangle of metal. 1586 Treas. Acc. MS. 104 b.
xiiij vnce … off goldin pasmentis with clinkarts of siluer in thame
1618 Edinb. Test. L. 164 b.
Sex vnces silwer clinkeris
1646 Ib. LXII. 271.
Half a mark of brase clinkards

2. adj. Spangled, tinselled. 1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 126 b.
Sax vnce counterfut clinkart pasmentis
1618 Ib. L. 164 b.
Fyve vnces … clinker plait at foure pundis the vnce
1623 Ib. LI. 320 b.
viij boutes of klinkard ribenes at xiiij s. the bowt
Nyne bowt … clinkard ribenes

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