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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knockit beir, Knocked, n. [p.p. of Knok v. 3 b: also in the later dial.] Barley prepared for use (as for broth or to make barley-meal) by ‘knocking’ (see Knok v. 3 b, etc.) — 1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 467.
For kaill, candle and knocked beir, Herbis to the pot and all sic geir
1659 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 174.
Appoynts Johne Denhame baillie and Robert Murrey dean of gild to meitt for settling a measure to be made for knockit beir

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