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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dewcap, n. [e.m.E. ducape (1678), of obscure origin.] ‘A plain-wove stout silk fabric.’ — 1648 Thanes of Cawdor 307.
12 ell of dewcap taftie at £8 the ell
1661 Funeral Acc. MS. i. 4.
13 ells & ane half of blak dewcap talfity to the trumpet baners at 8 lib ell

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