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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Pott-,) Pot-clip, n. [North. e.m.E. and late north. ME pot-clyp(p (1459–60), -clip(p (1567), also later Sc. (1734) and mod. north. Eng. dial., also north. e.m.E. pot-kylpe (1542), -kilpe, and mod. north Eng. dial. pot-kelp.] A pot-clip; one of two curved rods which together served to hang or lift a handle-less pot, by clipping over its ears or brim. = Pot(t)-boul(l. 1568 Edinb. Test. I 169.
Ane mekill pan … ane pair of potclippis
1608 Ib. XLIV 140.
Tua pair of pot clipis price of baytht iiij s.
1635 Haddington Corr. 303.
In the kitching … ane pair pot clips
1641 Dunferm. B. Rec. II 189.
Ane yron pat, the pot clips and brood, ane brasine leddell and kettell
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII 365.
An iron pot … 2 pair pot clips
1689 Foulis Acc. Bk. 112. 1695 Sharpe Witchcraft 238.
The crook and pot-clips

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