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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Manuale, -all, n. Also: -ell, manwell, mannual. [ME. manwell (1431), -uele, e.m.E. manuall, late L. manuale a handbook.] A small book for handy use, a manual.a. The ecclesiastical service-book which contained the forms of the occasional services, as baptism, marriage, burial: see also Manuale a. 3. b. A concise treatise, an abridgement, a hand-book. a 1500 Coll. St. Salvator 158.
Ane manuell couerit with red rone
1506 Treas. Acc. III. 178.
For ane manuale and ane cresome stok to the college
1507 Reg. Privy S. I. 223/2.
[To print] mes bukis, manualis, matyne bukis and portuus bukis efter our awin Scottis use
1509–10 Dickson & Edmond Ann. Sc. Printing 84.
1559 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 143/2.
Note, calographiae, index, tables, manuall, brevelie introducing the unioull of the partis of orisoun in Greik and Latene speichis
1578 Inv. Q. Mary cxlvi.
The manuell of morall vertewis
1687 Sc. Ant. viii. 155.
For a littl manwell

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