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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Markis point, n. Also: marckis and poinct, poynt. [Mark n.1 2.] The centre of a target; fig. the point to which an argument is directed, the main point or ‘nub’ of the matter being considered. (Only in Q. Kennedy.) — 1558 Q. Kennedy Tractive 99.
It is markis point to considder … quha is the juge appoyntit be God
Ib. 102.
In the understanding of this consistis the heale purpose and markis poynt quhilk we schute at
Id. Compendious Ressonyng 14 b/6.
The markispoinct of oure ressoning is to knaw gif [etc.]
Id. Ressoning 207.

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