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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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SCALPOUR, n. Also scalpor. A strumpet. Rnf. 1722 Session Rec. Lochwinnoch MS. (15 Aug.):
The said Margaret Stewart acknowledged that she called the said Robert's dochter ane open scalpor.

[Orig. obscure.]

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