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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hunscot(t, Hounscot, n. Also: hundscott. [Du. honskote(n.] The name of a kind of cloth made in South Holland and Flanders. Also attrib. — 1581 Edinb. Test. IX. 292.
x elnis of grograne hounscott
1582 Ib. XI. 186 b.
Ane pece of hounscot grograne
1584 Ib. XIV. 131 b.
Ane pece of hunscot grograne
1596 Misc. Bann. C. II. 221.
Ane pair of cloikis of hundscott
1619 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 199.
Able for making of … hunscottis, and all uther sorts of stuffis sic as ar maid in Delph or Leyden

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