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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Keling-sound, n. [Keling n.; Sound n.] The swimming bladder of the cod, used for glue. — 1530 M. Works Acc. I. 33 b.
For keling soundis for glew to certane durris … xii d.
1532 Ib. II. 32.
Keling soundis for glewing of the syle clething of the wallis
1541 Treas. Acc. VII. 497.
Gevin for vijc dry keling soundis to mak glew of
Ib. VIII. 120.

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