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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fadmel, n. [Of obscure origin.] A weight or quantity of lead. — 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 88.
1 fadmell of lede
1502 Ib. 150.
The lading of Thom Hewchis bote with xx fadmelis lede
1532 M. Works Acc. II. 29 b.
xjc vxx xvj stane of leyd in fadmellis deliuerit to the said plumbar
1538–9 Ib. VI. 26 b.
iij fadmellis extending in wecht — vjxx ij stanis

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