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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gunstane, n. Also: gwn-. [ME. gunneston (a 1450).] A cannon-ball (orig. of stone). — 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 295.
To Johne, quareour, for corekking of gunstanis
1504 Ib. II. 433.
In Strivelin, to cary certane gun stanes to Dunbertane to pas in the Iles
1513 Ib. IV. 481.
To Patrick Kow and Thomas Fairfowlis, makaris of gun stanys, for iiij hunder gun stanys of all sortis, greit and smale
1515 Ib. V. 27.
[Six carts] chargit with twa culvering myance, gun stanis [etc.]

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