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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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(Lime-,) Lyme-pot, n.1 [Late ME. lyme pott (15th c.) a pot or vessel to contain lime; Pot n.1] A vessel to contain lime to be poured upon assailants in a fight (at sea). — 1549 Compl. 41/27.
Boitis man, bayr stanis & lyme pottis ful of lyme in the craklene pokis to the top
a1578 Pitsc. I. 229/14.
Lat the gounnaris … make thame redy, with their lyme pottis and fyre ballis in our toppis

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