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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knit, Knyt, ppl. a. Also: knitt. [Late ME. and e.m.E. knyt(te, knit.] a. Knitted (stockings). b. Of joiner's or smith's work: Securely fixed together or in place; secured by a joint, jointed. welded, etc. See also Knit v. 3. c. fig. Firmly tied, confirmed. —a. 1583 Soc. Ant. I. 77.
iij payr of fyne knyt stockings
1701 Argyle P. 62.
For 5 pair of long knit stokens for the footmen, 01: 00: 00
b. 1623 M. Works Acc. XVI. 15.
For ane knit irne rod of tuelf futtes of lenth for my lord Chancellaris dask … xxxvi s.
1630 Bamff Chart. 224.
Ane coupell, with tuo knit taill posts
1633 M. Works Acc. XXV. 30.
The irone work of the pomp of the wall quhair my lord of Mortoun dwells, … ane knit stirrip to hald in the pump fast xij s.
c. 1665 Justiciary Rec. I. 138.
The … interest of pay was more prevalent with them than the most knit and sacred bands of honour

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"Knit ppl. adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Apr 2024 <>



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