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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knappar(e, -er, n. [f. Knap v. (1 b).] = Gnappar n. See also Cat-knappar. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxvii. 10.
Off seme byttaris and beist knapparis [M. knapperis] … A graceless garisoun
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 123 (Sm.).
Quhat bern be thou … Grathit lyke sum knappar [R. knappare]

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