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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Justing, vbl. n.2 [f. Just v.2]

1. Making ‘just’ or accurate; correcting, standardising, trueing (weights, coins). 1657 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 57.
The counsell taking to consideratioun the abuse committed be Robert Weir … in justing the weights … upon the great balk … for want of a just small balk … appoyntis the dean of gild to buy ane new steill balk … and a stand of brasse weights … for justing of the touns great weights heireftir
1673 Mint-melting Journal MS. ii.
2 p[ieces] which were spoyled with the justing

2. attrib. in various terms of moneying: Used for or resulting from ‘justing’ of coins. 1582–3 Cochran-Patrick Rec. Sc. Coinage II. 317.
Payit for twa pair new justing scheiris
1649 Ib. liii.
Ane justing mylne
Ane justing loome
1679 Mint-melting Journal MS. 16.
In chissell and fylleingis and justing peices

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