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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cremary, -ery, n. Also: chrymerie. [MLG. krêmerie, var. of krâmerie: see Cramery.] Merchandise dealt in by a stall-keeper or pedlar. 1535 Stewart 50307.
I nocht can Tell sic riches … Of siluer werk, and goldin cremary, Of silk and sabill, and of tapestrie
1556 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 300.
Scottis wairis, sic as claith, lynning, and woone, and vder smale cremary
1570 Inverness B. Rec. I. 196.
All thir personis ar admittit to sell small chrymerie and wse of merchandice
1672 Leith Customs .
Cremery waire, value 25 d.
1673 Ib. 6.
Cremery valued 20 s.

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