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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Kart,) Kairt, Kert, n.2 Also: keart. [Var. of Cart n.2] a. A chart or map; a geographical survey. b. A playing-card. c. A card, piece of cardboard. —a. a1500 Colk. Sow i. 98.
A schipman … nothing expert In kunning, cumpas nor kert
1645 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 44.
A keart [£4], the Bybill [£14], his books [£200]
1654 Edinb. Test. LXVII. 230.
Ane vniversall kert worth ij lib.
b. 1596 Dalr. II. 319/19.
To play with him at the kairte sand dryue ouer the nycht in that gemm
c. 1588 Cal. Sc. P. IX. 673.
xxx gros kairtis at viij l. the groce

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