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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fotmell, Fodmell, n [ME. fotmel, fotmal (a 1300), Anglo-L. fotmellum (1230), fotmallum (1303), app. OE. fótmǽl foot-measure.] = Fadmel n. 14.. Acts I. 305/2.
Of a wayne wyth lede, that is to say xxiiij fotmellis, four peniis
1539–40 Treas. Acc. VII. 349.
Gevin for the fraucht of liij pece of coppir in fodmellis and caikis
c1575 Balfour Pract. 87.]
[For ane char of leid, that is to say, xxiiij fotmellis, iiij d

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