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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Elbok, n. Also: elboke, -bak, albak. [Sc. variant of Elbo,n. Cf. windok, warlok.] An elbow. 1513 Doug. iv. xii. 94.
Thrys scho hir self raxit vp to rys; Thrys on hir elbok ienys
1569 Digest Justiciary Proc. G. 33.
Johnne Farrell quha wes hurt vpoun the left arme on the elboke
1583 Wemyss Corr. 101.
Rob Ovak … sayis thair was mony that chappit on vther albakkis and lykit littell of that speikin
1592 Reg. Privy C. V. 12.
Thay … hes maid him impotent thairof be strykeing away the knap of his elbok
1604 Ellon Presb. 148.
With hands and feet, kneis and elbaks, strak, brayit and birsit hir
1623 Elgin Rec. II. 180.
Bessie Hay deponit scho saw the bairne strik hir with his elbok
transf. 1596 Dalr. I. 33/10.
The Mule of Kaintyr, to wit, sik a nuik or elbok of land

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