A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Displenish, -plinis, v. [Cf. Plenisch v.] tr. To strip or make bare of furnishings or supplies. —
His hows swld nocht be displinised of onythinge that wes therin, bot leawe the same to the haris therof as it stuid; 1565 Rep. Southesk MSS. 17.
Albeit we had gotten these two years a great store of armes, … yet we were so displenished before … that we had need of much more; 1639 Baillie I. 202.
The laird, … displenishes the place, left nothing tursabill within; Spalding I. 283.
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