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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Monst-, Munstour, n. [e.m.E. mo(u)nstre (15th c., OED.). mounster (1560), OF. monstre (1364), later altered form of mostre Muster n. after L. monstrāre: cf. also e.m.E. mounster v. (a 1548), monster (1560), later OF. monstrer and MDu., Du. monsteren. (See also the note to Muster n.).] A muster, parade for inspection of arms. = Muster n. 1. — 1540 Acts II. 362/1.
As the said munstouris be tane be the schireff of the scire
Ib. 363/1.
At thai mak thar schawingis & monstouris [pr. mōst-] with sic harnes … as thai haif

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