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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lowping-on-stane, Louping-on-stone, n. Also: loaupping-. [Lowping vbl. n. (5).] A mounting-block. = Leping-on-stone.(a) 1646 Soc. Ant. IV. 483.
For mending the doore of the kirk [of Newbattle] and the loaupping on stone
1654 Murray Early B. Organ. II. 257 n.
With as much ground before his door as shall be sufficient to build a louping-on-stone upon
1680 Stirling Common Good 153 b.
For … mending the tuo louping on stones
1685 Sinclair Satan's Inv. World 145.
Walking from the chappel towards the ministers louping-on-stone
1694 Logie Par. Hist. I. 320.(b) 1660 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 224.
To big a coachous at the fute of Leith wynd outwith the port betuix the wall and the lowping on stane

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