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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Parcell-, Percell-, Partiall-gilt, a. Also: persell-, persiall-, -syall- and -gylt. [e.m.E. and late ME. (1465) parcell-gilt, -gylte, e.m.E. also parsyll- (1576), partial(1620); with the forms in part- cf. Part n. and Partial(l a.] Of silverware: Parcel-gilt, partly gilded, ‘having the inner surface gilt’.(a) 1569 Prot. Bk. J. Drummond MS. 77.
Tua trunschewris of siluer persiall gilt
1573 Reg. Privy C. II. 269.
Partiall gilt
1604 Deed of Mortif. (Jam., s.v.).
1610 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 166 b.
The persiall gilt Flanderis peice
1628 Soc. Ant. XXIII. 267.
Sextein pund wecht of silverwark pairtlie gilt and pairtlie partiall gilt
(b) 1610 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 166 b.
Tua siluir persell gilt canes
1610 in Hist. Kinloss A. xii.
6 persell gilt plattis
1612 Bk. Rates (Halyb.) 324.
Parcell gilt
1615 Haddington Mem. II. 288.
Percell gilt

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