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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fre-stane, n. Also: freestaine, friestane. [ME. fre-stane (c 1320), free stoon (1463).] Freestone. — 1532 M. Works Acc. II. 26 b.
xvj pece fre stane hewin for cvystis [sic] to the vne
1535 Linlithgow Palace 309.
Enterit to the quarrell of fre stane thwa quareouris to red the quarrell
1591 Misc. Spald. C. III. 163.
Thrie thowsand peice of fyne hewin free staine, ashler work
1640 Kircudbr. Min. Bk. 67.
He hes use for certaine friestane for building
The friestanes of the hows

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