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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mes-bred(e, -breid, n. Bread for the mass. Also attrib. with clathis and in mes-brede-irnis ‘moulds for making the consecrated wafers for use at mass’. — 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 64.
[Chapel Expenses:] For mes bred for the haie ȝere … xv s.
1505 Ib. III. 139.
For mes bred fra Pasch to Witsonday xvj d.
1506 Ib. 280.
Giffin to Schir Johne Ramsay … for xxij salmond … tua barrellis beir, iiijc mes brede
1506 Ib. 355.
To Maister David Traill for mes brede clathis, wesching of the kyrk [etc.]
1502–3 Ib. II. 289.
For aine pair of mes brede irnis to the kyrk of Strivelin, xlii s.
1543 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XVIII. (Jam.).
Mes-breid iyrnis

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