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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cent(i)ner, -are, n. Also: -enar. [G. centner, zentner. See also Sentiner.] A hundredweight. 1542 Treas. Acc. VIII. 152.
Four score aucht pece of plat coppir weyand fyftye centenaris
1616 Dundee Shipping L. 276.
Ane centiner pewtter and ane of lead, … 2 centiner copper kettel, … ane centinare pewtter [etc.]
a 1686 Turner Mem. 26.
I had … on horsbacke a centner of pouder

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