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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lineis, n. plur. ? Erron. for linenis, Linin n. B 2 b (linen garments or under-garments of repentance), but cf. Line n.1 and Linne n. — 1612 Fife Synod 47.
[To] present him self … in the places of publict repentans, … his compeirans to be in lineis
1642 Saltoun Kirk S. in Reliq. Antiq. Sc. 156.
[They] confessed ther fault in lineis
1648 Brechin Presb. 6.
George Black, murtherer, … began his repentance in sackcloath … [and] is appointed to satisfie in lineis in the kirkes of Brechin and Fearne

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