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Wollit, ppl. adj. Also: -yt, -itt, vollit, woleit, woullit, voullit, woolit, -at. [Late ME and e.m.E. wolled (1425), woolled (1577).] Of sheep or skins: Bearing wool, unshorn. b. Of taffeta: ? Made with a proportion of wool. 1513 Doug. iii x 9.
1513 Doug. vii i 155.
Ane hundreth wollit wedderis … In sacryfys he brytynnys … On quhais soft flesys, … spreid, The kyng down liggis
1550 Elgin Rec. I 104.
That na persoune … skynnar nor merchand, pull woll skynnes … bot it salbe lesum … to use the said vollit skynnis … as stapill guiddis
1553–4 Dundee B. Ct. II 282 (26 Jan.).
Woleit skynnis
1579 Edinb. Test. VII 163b.
Ane hundreth wollit schepe skynnis … fiftie merkis
1585 Edinb. Test. XIV 230b.
xj schepe skynnis wollit
1609 Brechin Test. III 19b.
1621 Brechin Test. IV 12.
Voullit skins merchant vairis
1636 Galloway P. 15 April.
Tuo ruch wollitt wedders
1645 Galloway P. 10 May.
1645 Galloway P. 12 May (see Ruch adj. 3).b. 1545–6 Treas. Acc. VIII 443.
Tua elnis woolat taffate to draw furth the said hois

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