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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Reveling,) Revelyn, Rewelyn, n. Also: rewlyng; riffling. [ME and e.m.E. riueling (?a1300), revelynge (Cath. Angl.), OE rifeling. Also in the later and mod. dials. as rivellin(g, rilling, rullion, etc. See also Rilling n., Rullion n.] A shoe of raw hide. — c1420 Wynt. viii 4421.
Hys knychtis weryd revelynys [C rewelynys] Off hydis, or off hart hemmynys
c1475 Wall. i 219.
Rouch rewlyngis [1570 rilling q.v.] apon thi harlot fete
1529 J. Ben Descr. Orchad. in Barry Hist. Orkney (1808) 438.
Homines viz [pr. hic] Laici habent calceos ex lettuarum [pr. belluorum] pellibus ligulo contractos vernaculo [pr. vernacule] rifflinges [pr. rifflings] vocatos

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