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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Nave, n.1 Also: nawe, naive, naif(fe; neawe; neve, new(e, neiwe, neif. [ME. (Wyclif) and e.m.E. nave, also north. ME. and e.m.E. naf(f), OE. nafu fem., nafa masc.] The nave or hub of a wheel. Also attrib. with -band.(a) 1516 Rentale Dunkeld. 301.
[1 pair] lie navis
1532 Treas. Acc. VI. 52.
To furnes … stokkes, cartis and navis for artailȝerie
1578 Inv. Wardrobe 255.
Four wombillis for boiring of the cannoun navis
c1550-c1580 Art of Music 124.
Vpon the s[p]akis of the quheill inwith betwix the nawe and the ryne
1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 22.
For tuentie pair of naiffes vi lib. sterling
1618 Ib. 110.
For helping the quheillwrycht to turne the naives of the quheillis
attrib. 1618 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 110.
To Thomas Greve quheillwrycht for tua pair of cart quheillis. … Mair to him for doullband and naifband of the said tua pair
(b) 1598 Brechin Test. I. 165 b.
Alex. Merschell wricht, … xv pair of neawes
(c) 1588 Kinnaird Farm Bk. 108 b.
Twa pair off newis off esch
1617 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 70.
For careing tua draucht of neifes out of Leith to the castell
Ib. 73.
For 5 pair of neiwes at ij merk ilk pair
For tarring the newes
Ib. 79.

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