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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Ferekin, n. Also: fere-, feri-, ferykyn, feirkin, feirri-, firrekin. [var. of Ferdekin.] A firkin. 1546 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 236.
Ane feirkin, with certane saip restand in it
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 205.
To sell the samen [saip] … in lastis, half lastis, barrellis … and ferykynnis
1574 Edinb. Test. III. 137 b.
Tuelf litill ferikynnis of gray saip
1583 Ib. XII. 83 b.
Half ane firrekin of saip
1595 Ib. XXVIII. 253 b.
Ten ferekynnis of butter
1650–1 Misc. Spald. C. V. 177.
For a feirrikin to holde the butter

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