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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Arscap, n. Also: archap, arschap, airiskap. [App. an adoption of MLG. arfskap (LG. arfskup, Fris. erfskip), with partial assimilation to air, heir.] = Airschip n. 1457 Peebles B. Rec. 118.
Jonet than … deliuerit the arscap tyl John hir schon [= son]
Ib. 119.
The archap that was Wil Mouatis
Also 1458 Ib. 130 (arschap), 129 (arscap). 1473 Prestwick B. Rec. 22.
The quhilk forsaid gudis … Edane gaf to James Broun for his airiskap, or the deviding of þe barnis gudis

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