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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hors came, n. Also: cayme, camb, horse keame. [North. ME. horskam (1465), ME. horscomb (1387), OE. horscamb.] A horse-comb. — 1492 Acta Conc. 282/1.
A hors came, a byrnyng irne
1538 Treas. Acc. VII. 95.
Twa hors camys
1581 Edinb. Test. IX. 185 b.
vj dosane of hors caymes
1595 Duncan Appendix.
Strigilis, a horse-keame
1616 Stirling B. Rec. I. 144.
Stirrep irnes, … irn hors cambis

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