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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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(Schepe-ledder,) Scheip(e)-ledder, n. [S(c)hep(e n. and Ledder n.2] Leather made from the skin of a sheep. Also attrib. Cf. also S(c)hep(e n. 6 b (2). 1576 Edinb. Test. IV 311.
Gluiffis of scheip ledder price of the dosane x s.
1607 Dundee B. Laws 412.
That na maister sall sell ony almet scheip ledder for wyle ledder
Pocketis of scheip ledder
attrib. 1574 Ib. III 143b.
Scheip ledder gluiffis price of the dosane vij s.
1578 Ib. VI 197.
Quhyt scheip ledder gluvis price … xiij s. iiij d.
1592 Ib. XXIV 355b.
x pair of scheipe ledder gluiffis price xv s.
1615 Ib. XLVIII 214.
Scheip ledder gluifis at fyve pundis aucht schillingis the dosone

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