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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Planschour, n. Also: planschoir, -cheour, planeschour, plainscheor. [Late ME. plancher (1416), shortened f. plancher-, Plansc(h)our-nail(l n. (cf. Garroun n.1 2 and Lath-brod n.1). Cf. Plenshour n. and Plensh(i)on n.] = Plansc(h)our-nail(l. a. coll. b. plur. c. attrib. with schank. —a. 1510 Rentale Dunkeld. 217, 218.
[200 nails and 40] lie planschour, [2 s. 11 d.] … [1320 nails, of which 600] lie planschour [11 s. 2 d.]
1532 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 97.
To the beting of the forsaidis syling [etc.] … iiic dure naill and ic planschoir
1563–4 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 464.
For half ane hundreth plancheour to naill ane daill upoun the new hupis [of a mill]
1633 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 377.
vc heidit dore naill … xxx s. … vc heiddit plainscheor … xl s.
b. 1569 Prot. Bk. G. Grote 74.
[That no locksmith should make etc.] cruikis bandis to durris or windois of blak werk … , planeschouris to windois [etc.]
1593–4 Ayr B. Acc. 180.
[1100] lath bred [and 250] plancheouris, [£4. 11 s.]
c. 1532 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 83.
To Hannay Smyth for iiiic planschoir schank and ixc and ane half of dure naill schank

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