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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Erd-silver, n. [Erd(e n. or v.] Payment for ground in which te bury. — 1488 Liber Melros 618.
It is euidently knawyng … that the Abbot and conuent … hes verray richt to the erde siluer of the quer
1575 Edinb. Test. IV. 77 b.
Scho levis … for my beresing, five merkis. Scho levis … for the erd siluer, vj s. viij d.

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