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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pend-stane, -stone, n. Plur. also -stannis. [Pend n.1 2, and cf. also Pend n.1 1.] A building stone cut or shaped to form part of an arch, a vault-stone.(a) 1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 193.
Of the stanis that thai sall wun … the fute of lang werk that passis five fete v d., the jc wall stanis and pend stanis xij s.
1573–4 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII. 76.
For berin of the pend stanis in to the kirk
1576 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 52.
[60] greit pend stanis to mend John Cairnis chymlay with
1606 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 22.
To Robert Lachland, quarrier, for winning ane hundreth peice of hewin wark, xxvii pend stannis and xxvii laid of wallis stannis to the portis
(b) 1659 A. Hay Diary 152.
He was to build a gate at his oune hous and desired some pend stones out of Crightoun
1672 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 322.
Lyme, sand and pendstones … to build the … bridge
1680 Stirling Common Good 153 b.
For hewing of une [? erron. for nine] pend stones to put in the volt … & mending the tuo louping on stones

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