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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kaipe-quheill, n. [? Kep v.; Quhele n.] ? Some accessory part of a lock. — 1633 M. Works Acc. XXVIII. 24 b.
To Thomas Broun smyth for ane dowble plait lock with twa pair of kaipe quheilles [£4/13/4d.]

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