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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Rullion, n. [Var. of Reveling n. or Rilling n.] A shoe of raw hide. — 1637–41 G. F. Collie Highland Dress (1948) 7.
To fence their feet they [sc. Highlanders] put on rullions, or raw leather shoes
1644 Hume Douglas 45.
Highland showes called rullions made of raw and untand leather
1682 Irvine Nomenclatura 184.
Perones, rullions, which are shooes made of raw or green hides

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