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Hand-cuff, n. Also: -cuiff, -kuff. [Cuff n.1] A wrist-piece or cuff. = Hand n. 15 b. — 1629 Elgin Rec. II. 208.
George Vatsone sall go to the kirk … and ther sit on the stule without ether ruff, ouerlay or handkuffs about him and confes his fault
1643 Edinb. Test. LX. 205.
Aucht pair auld lynning hand cuffis … , fyve pair pearled hand cuffis
1649 Caldwell P. 102.
For ane elne of Holland claith to be hand cuiffs to the lard
1656–7 Fam. Rose 367.
For ane elne of Holland cloth to be bands and handcuffes to Hewe

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