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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cont, v. [OF. conter, variant of counter Count v. Cf. Compt v.] tr. To count, reckon. a1400 Leg. S. xl. 1155.
For to God I cont a fa That but chesone a man wald sla
1422 Stirlings of Keir 208.
The frowtis … in the for-said payment … I wil na way be contyt
1458 Peebles B. Rec. 130.
All thingis [being] contyt that suld be contyt and alowit that suld be lowyt
1498 Halyb. 140.
All thyngis contyt and clar betwix Thomas and me to that owr with out ony rest
1567 Dundee B. Laws 372.
The haill printeis fie … salbe contit, … for the said printeis meat, drink, and burding
a1578 Pitsc. I. 174/26.
This Couchrane was so proud … that he contit no lord to be marrow to him

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