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Flemis, Fleymes, adj. Also: Flemys, Flemes, -eis, Fleam(e)s, Fleymis; Flem-, Fleymische. [e.m.E. Flemmishe (1540), late OE. Flemisc, MDu. Vlaemisch (Du. Vlaamsch).] Of Flanders; Flemish.(a) 1451 Acts II. 40/1.
The Flemys nobil … xij s. viij d.
1488 Treas. Acc. I. 79.
Fyftene Flemis ridaris
1503 Halyb. 270.
xv Flemys ellis of grayn claith wiolet
1568 Edinb. Test. I. 153 b.
Ane dosan ellnis Flemis belting worset
1596 Ib. XXIX. 320.
Ten scoir Flemeis scheip skynnis
1606 Ib. XLI 226 b.
Sax Flemes pund ginger
1612 Dundee B. Laws 150.
To pay … threttie six pundis Flemis money
1623 Melrose P. 497.
The Holland captanes … send thair excuse in write in the Flemis language
(b) 1613 Conv. Burghs II. 429.
Giff any of the merchants … gif ane vther ane cuf on the halfit, thay sall pay ane pund Fleymes
1620 Edinb. Test. L. 274 b.
Sevin schillingis Fleymes money
1654 Conv. Burghs III. 372.
The sowme of three scoir pundis Fleymes
1658 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 106.
[Money] extending to 51 lib. 8 s. 4 d. great fleymes for bandileirs quhilk wer sent home for the use of the good toun
(c) 1613 Conv. Burghs II. 382.
Sua rests awand the soum of [566] punds Fleams monye
Of ilk coffer tua schillings Fleams
1620 Ib. III. 115.
The soume of ane hundreth guidlings, Fleames money

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