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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gard(e)nap, Ga(r)dynnap, n. [e.m.E. garnappe (1556), garnop (1570), OF. gardenape, -nappe.] A plate or mat for placing under dishes at table. — 1529 Reg. Great S. 178/1.
A mortar, a pestell, a gadynnap [sic]
1538 Aberd. B. Rec. (MS) XVI (Jam. (1825) s.v. Gardnap).
Chargeour, plait, deiche, gardnap

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