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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Deil(l, Deele, Deal, n.2 [ME. dele (1402), deale (a 1450), MLG. dele. Cf. Dale n.3, Dell n.2] A deal or plank. 1581 Dundee Shipping L. 204.
Twa hundreth deals
Ib. 205.
An hundreth deals
Ib.
Four hundreth deillis
1590 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 63.
To the deill for the bak yet and the sawing of it
1591 Dundee Treas. Acc. (MS.).
For the bering hame and afeld off tua deillis fra the plafeld, xxx d
1595 Duncan Appendix.
Asser, a deele or plank
1607 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 165.
With the said schipe be ventour laidnit and burdenit with deilis

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