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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knok, Knock, Knoke, n.4 [North. e.m.E. knoke (1573) a bundle (of heckled flax), MLG. knocke, knucke, Ger. knocke id.] A bundle (of hemp, flax, or the like). Also attrib. with lint (lunt). — a1568 Bann. MS. 114 b/59.
I coniure thé With … nyne knokis of windil strais
1644 Edinb. Test. LX. 376 b.
xv knokes of vnhandled hemp new peiled estimat all to xl s.
1653 Ib. LXVII. 168 b.
xxx knockis wnhecklit lint
attrib. 1615 Edinb. Test. XLVIII. 194.
Foure stane knok lint at iiij lib. the stane
1619 Ib. L. 227.
Ane hundreth pund weycht of knok lint at v s. the pund weycht
1627 Ib. LIV. 189.
xxi staine knoke lint
1636 Ib. LVII. 316.
Sextene pund weycht knoklunt at viij s. the pund weycht
1642 Ib. LX. 185.
Sextene pund weycht of knok lint

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