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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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(Schort-writing,) Short-writing, -wrytting. (17th c. Eng. short-writing shorthand (1620).) — a1633 Hope Major Pract. I 153.
The faults of ane charter ar, … short wrytting be ciphers [etc.]
a1699 Fraser in Sel. Biog. II 128.
I studied stenography or short-writing

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