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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Kapestane,) Kalpstene, -stone, n. Also: kepstone. [Cf. Capestone.] = Kape n. 2, Kaping-stane n. Also in fig. context. — 1594 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 538.
For … laying of thame on the ministeris ȝaird dyk, … dressing and laying of the foirsaid kape stenes within entir of the buriall
1682 Elgin Rec. II. 311.
The kepstone on the wast gaivell of the church
1636 Re-examination of the Five Articles Preface.
The house of God shall … not lack … the kaipstone, meaning, that it should once be brought to the full perfection

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