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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Linseid, n. Also: lynseid, -syd, linseed. [e.m.E. lyncede (oyle) (1548), lynseede, line sede (1532–3), ME. lyne-sede, earlier linsed. OE. línsǽd. f. lín Line n.1 Occas. used in the 17th c. in place of the older and more common Linget n. 2: cf. also Lintseid.] Linseed (oil). — 1612 Bk. Rates (Halyb.) 311.
Oyle called … linseid the barrell xii li.
1617 M. Works Acc. (MS.) XV. 51.
For aucht pyntis of lynsydoyle ix li. xii s.
Ib. 68.
For a pynt of lynseid oyle xxxvj s.
1697 Foulis Acc. Bk. 215.
For … oyl of linseed … for the door … of the coatchhouse

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