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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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ONLAT, n. Also onlet. The act of setting machinery in motion, esp. by turning on a flow of water (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 120). Cf. Onset, I. 1.

[On-, pref.1, + let, Lat.]

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