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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Punct, Punt, n.2 Also: ponct, pont(t, pount. [L. and med. L. puncta: see Point n.2 and cf. Punct n.1] = Point n.2 in various senses.(1) 1529–30 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 24 (see Point n.2 1 a).
1530 Lennox Mun. 238.
And … offyr ane nakyt sword be the ponct to the said erll
a1538 Abell 41b.
Ane of thame with his hand tuik the speire be the punt
1552 Elgin Rec. I 116.
For the quhilkis caus he sall kery na wapin with ane punct for ȝeir and day
1600 Crim. Trials II 298.
(2) 1509 Rec. Earld. Orkney 82.
As fre the wast pontt of Gruttquhy beris lyne sowith-wast to wast
(3) 1512 Treas. Acc. IV 367.
To be the king punctis, a unce rubennis
1559 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 357.
For … ane pair hois … for makin and puntis to thame
1566–7 Hay Fleming Q. Mary 506.
(4) 1516 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 71.
Ane cheffroun with ane punct with settis of perle

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