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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Camri(c)k, n. Also: camerylk, camricke, -rok. [e.m.E. cameryk (1530), Flem. Kameryk (mod. Kamerijk) Cambrai. Cf. Cambrick.] Cambric. Also attrib. 1498 Halyb. 172.
A roll off camerylkis clath
1603 Montgomery Mem. 251.
For tow yards of camrik to be me hand cowrches
1638 Elphinstone Mun. 26.
Ane camrok covir claithe sew[it] with gold
1644 Acts VI. 76/2.
Excise … on all camrick, laune, or holand cloath
1657 Edinb. Test. LXIX. 45 b.
Tuo paire of sockis and tuo camricke rooffes
1675 Cunningham Diary 63.
For a pair of camrick frunces to my sleeve
For a camrick gravat
1701 Fam. Rose 390.
¾ ells camrick for a head-suit

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