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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Flek, Fleck, n. [Var. of Flake n., also in northern Eng. dialect.]

1. A hurdle. 1560-1 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 351.
For ij greit barrowis to the wark ... for ane doubill fleck
1573 Edinb. Test. III. 30.
Thrie scoir nolt and scheip flekkis
1624  Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 259.
Ane flek, ane tressell to it
1692 Conv. Burghs IV. 565.
The annwall revenewes of … Edinburgh … Sheep flecks, 400 marks

2. = Flake n. 2. 1654 Edinb. B. Rec. VIII. 354.
Beside the place quher the flecks stand, that tofalls be maid to that wall for slaughter of sheip
1659 Ib. IX. 167.
Some sodgers quho ... ar troublesome ... not only with their stands as wes formerlie used upoun boards or flecks but with tents and gallowses

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