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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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Forbati(e, a. Also: forbat, forbalty. (?) — 1557–8 Edinb. Old. Acc. I. 269.
xxiiij ells of forbati taffeteis of syndre sorts of hewis
1569 Edinb. Test. II. 238.
xij elnis … of forbalty taffety of the cord
1575 Ib. III. 383 b.
xl elnis of taffitie forbat
1576 Ib. IV. 114.
Five elnis of forbatie taffetie … Sex elnis forbatie

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