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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Killing-sound, -sund, Kylling-sound, n. [Cf. Kelingsound.] The swimming-bladder of the cod, used for glue. — 1535–6 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 179.
For kylling soundis, horn glew and calk to … the foresaid wrychtis
1555–6 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 321.
For killing soundis vj d.
1560 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 96.
xiij dosone killing sundis
1574 Exch. R. XX. 147.

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