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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Marbre-, Marbir-stane, n. Also: marbyr-stone. [ME. marbrestan (a 1225), -ston (1297), e.m.E. marber-stone (1585). Cf. Marbil(l)-stane n.] Marble. = Marbre n. — 1456 Hay I. 41/2.
This story is payntit … in publik placis in marbir stane
Ib. 63/16.
The letres that was writtin … apon the marbre stane of the ymage
1549 Compl. 129/9.
An egrauer of imagis of marbyrstone

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