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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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(Milk-,) Mylk-and-watter. Also: milk-and-vatter, mylkand-wattir. [North. e.m.E. (1555–1571).] The colour of milk and water, a bluish-white colour, or a kind of cloth of this colour. Also attrib. with cleth. — 1511 Treas. Acc. IV. 245.
For iij elnis Franche claith of the new mylk and wattir, to be him ane coit to syt in the scoile
1515–16 Ib. V. 75.
For xvj elne of claith callit mylk and watter to be iiij almos govnis and hudis
1541 Ib. VII. 459.
Ane cote of mylk and watter
attrib. 1573 Elgin Rec. I. 142.
Thre elnis of milk and vatter cleth

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