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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Coumpt, Cowmpt, n. [e.m.E. coumpte (1560), var. of compt(e Compt n.1] An account; a reckoning. 1529 Stirling B. Rec. I. 34.
The saidis coumptis war futtit befoir the saidis provest, baillies & counsall
1540 Maxwell Mem. I. 280.
Ȝe sell resaue to ȝour self twenty pundis in payment till cowmpt and rakynin
1558 Q. Kennedy Tractive 131.
Thai quhilkis sall geve ane coumpt for ȝour saulis
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 7.
Of the quhilk reparation the principal sal geif coumpt yeirly to the censouris
1611-57 Mure Ps. x. 13.
In hart … Hee dreams no coumpt to make
1634 Peebles Gleanings 175.
I was directit … to mak the exchaker cowmpt
1654–5 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 529.
Receavit … in part payment of the tyndis of Drymen, to ane coumpt

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