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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Filly, Philly, n.2 [Later form of Fely n.] A felloe of a wheel. 1515 Rentale Dunkeld. 299.
Pro purgatione xxij lie filleis [forcarts]
1566 Prot. Bk. T. Johnsoun 102.
In the clous of the Place of Cauldar … 26 filleis to cartquhelis
1581 Treas. Acc. MS. 502.
Fillies of elme and birk … for monting … of the artaillierie
1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 38 b.
To thrie sawers for sawing fillies a day in the castell
1626 Ib. XIX. 16 b.
For xxvj phillies for tua pair of small quheillis
1654 Edinb. Test. LXVII. 213.
Axtries & fillies for wheillis

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