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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gedward, -wart staf (also gettwart), var. of Jedwart, -ward staf. — 1522 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 103.
That thai haue besid thame … ane sufficient fensable wapyne, sic as ax, halbeit, gedward staf, or siclik
1530 Lindores Chart. 33.
ix gedward stavis, xvij speirs
1549 Corr. M. Lorraine 294.
Ȝe sall prepare … ane c [men] with Ge[d]wart stavis
1558 Rentale Dunkeld. 355.
For xviij gettwart staffis, v s. vi d. the pece
1566 Prot. Bk. T. Johnsoun 101.
Thre irne heidis of gedward stavis, twa schaiftis of gedwart stavis

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