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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lede-,) Leyd-naill, n. [North. ME. lednayle (1354), ledenale, north. e.m.E. leydnall (1536–7).] coll. Nails used to fasten lead-sheeting to a roof: also Ledin-nale. — 1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 72.
For xiic leyd naill to the beting and mending of the ruf of the said hall
1532 Ib. 80.
For viim iic leyd naill to the plumbar for thekin of the samen roundis

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