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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mustard-, Mustart-, Mustar-stane, n. Also: mustard(e)stone, muster-stane. [North. e.m.E. musterstone (c 1535).] A stone on which mustard is pounded. — a1540 Freiris Berw. 532 (B).
He wes sa ferce he fell owttour the sek And brak his heid vpoun ane mustard stane [M. mustarde stone]
1522 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 209.
Ane pair of mustarstanis, ane cummyn
1540 Acta Conc. & Sess. XIII. 119 b. 1540 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 22 Oct.
Ane pair of musterstanis
1635 Edinb. Test. LVII. 225.
Ane mustard stone price thairof xxiiij s.

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