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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Crakking, n. Also: craking, crakken. [ME. crakan, cracon, krawkan (c 1300), of obscure origin.] = Crakling. Also attrib. with tauch. 1557 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 17.
Thomas Mow, candilmaker, [etc.] … to abstene … fra all melting of ony crakkingis of talloun within thair bak hous
1583 Edinb. Test. XII. 248 b.
Of crakken tauch ten stane wecht
1649 Stirling B. Rec. II. 197.
Melting of ony tauche, talloun, or crakkingis
1679 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 270.
To melt or rynd any crakings there

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