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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Leping-,) Leiping-on-stone, Leaping-on-stone, n. [Leping vbl. n. (Lepe v.1 3 b).] A mounting-block. = Louping-on-stone. Also fig. — 1661 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 475.
To caus mak four leiping on stones and to set them in such convenient places as [etc.]
1675 Cunningham Diary 6.
I agreed with James King, maissoun in Kilbarchan, that he should build me a leapingonstone at the said towne at Rot King's house end
fig. 1660–70 Sel. Biog. I. 266.
My wofull heart hath made that verie favour a leaping-on stone for my pride to ride on horseback

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