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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Pot(t)-aill, n. (Cf. mod. Eng. pot-ale (1812–) ‘the completely fermented wash in distillation’, and Pot(t)in(g)-aill.) — 1668 Rothesay B. Rec. 161.
Quhat aill is to be browin heirefter sall be sold for tuentie pennyis the pynt and quhat weik aill beis sold besyde pot aill to be xvi d. the pynt

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