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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dead-kist, n. [f. dead, late form of Dede n.2] A coffin. (Cf. Dead-chest.) 1641 Acts V. 651/2.
That the wrightis … may … mak coffines and dead kistis
1645 S. Leith Rec. 58.
Iames Seatone haith promised to cause saw dealls … to mak dead kysts therof
1649–50 Peebles B. Rec. 423.
For the half pryce of ane dead kist to ane poor souldior
1697 Foulis Acc. Bk. 220.
For … a dead kist to a poor woman

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