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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Maber, -re, Maubre, n. [Varr. of Marbir (? by dissimilation): cf. also OF. malbre beside marbre.] Marble. — a1400 Leg. S. xxi. 803.
[Christians] til heu maubre deputyt ware
1562 Inv. Q. Mary 55.
Ane figure of a manis heid maid of maber
1591 Haigh Mining P. i.
Al and hail the quarreys of maber stanis … noth contening ony metal
1611-57 Mure Dido & Æn. i. 486.
The towres … And mabre streets
1635 Haddington Mem. II. 301.
Ane maber table

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