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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Laceing,) Lasing, vbl. n. Also: lasyn, lassing, laising, lesing. [ME. lacinge (Chaucer), lasing.] a. Lacing, fastening with a lace or laces. Also attrib., ? = that are fastened with laces. b. concr. A lace or tie. = Lace n. 3a. c. concr. Lace or braid. = Lace n. 4. d. attrib. (Used as) lace(s) or as braid.a. a1568 Bann. MS. 158b/87.
He is lang in lasing and bucling vp his geir
attrib. 1535-6 Treas. Acc. VI. 278.
Ane doublet with thik lesing slevis
b. 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 31.
For i½ unce ribanis to be pointis and lasingis viij s. iij d.
c. 1603 Montgomery Mem. II. 246.
For ane dussone of yards of fyne lesing
d. 1537 Acta Conc. & Sess. MS. IX. 157.
Tua boltis of lasing worsett price of the bolt xxx d … . v boltis lasing silk
1570 Edinb. Test. II. 135 b.
Ane pund of lasyn silk
1586 Ib. XVII. 99 b.
Certane peces of narrow lassing pasmentis
1607 Ib. XLIII. 175.
x gros of laising worset

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