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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Navill, n.2 [Late ME. (c 1420) and e.m.E. navel(l, also nale (Coverdale), appar. f. Nave n. (? by influence of Navilln.1).] The nave of a wheel = Nave n. Also attrib. — 1541 Treas. Acc. VIII. 119.
Tenne treis of elme to be navillis to quhelis
1617 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 41.
For xx iron bandis to put upoun the endis of the navillis
1618 Ib. 119.
The navillis of the quheillis off the ordinance
attrib. 1629 M. Works Acc. MS. XXI. 44.
For navill pynnis and ringis to the ordinance … l s.

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