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Dosane, n. Also: dosan, dossan(e, dozane; dosand, dossand; dossin, doissin, -ene. [ME. dosayn(e, dosain, dosein, OF. dosaine, dozeine. Cf. Dusane.] A dozen. (a) A grete dosane of pewder weschel; 1474 Acta Aud. 31/1.
Of smallare geistis, iiij d of the dosane; 1482 Edinb. Chart. 168.
For dighting of xv dosane of mertrik skynnys to the Kingis gret goune; 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 25.
For viij dosan of rauchteris to be coyis in the schip; 1505 Ib. III. 142.
The gaitt … to be dicht and clengeit … with a dosane of seruands; 1527 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 232.
For twa dozane pend [stones]; 1555–6 Ib. II. 321.
Ane half dosane of doubill catechiss bukis; 1578 Edinb. Test. VI. .
Ane dosane of bulgettis. … Item mair tua dosane of lokkis; 1584 Ib. XIV. 106 b.
Twa dosane of communion breid; 1608 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 557.
Ane dosane of kodwairis and kodis; 1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 1 b.
(b) iij dossand of cumfeythis; 1543 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 189.
Payand … vij dosand of pultrie; 1545 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 596.
Ane dosand of blecheit lynnyng claytht; 1558 Prot. Bk. G. Grote 34.
Continewand this [siege] ane dosand of dayis or mair; 1573 Sat. P. xxxix. 105.
Euerie dosand of clayth [sall contene] twelf ellis allanerlie; 1581 Acts III. 216/2.
(c) Tua dossane of A.B.C. broddis; 1585 Edinb. Test. XV. 26 b.
Ten dossane of blak geit buttounes; … sax dossane meikill glas buttounes [etc.]; 1597 Ib. XXX. 162.
Twa dossane and nyn buffell sword beltis; 1643 Ib. LX. 236.
I have gotten but a dossan of sheets of my Anabaptisme from the presse; 1646 Baillie II. 411.
(d) v doissene powltre; c 1535 Liber Dryburgh 337.
To the kitching fywe dossin of powter plaittis; 1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 649/1.
Ilk doissin buirdis loissit, laidnit, or sauld at thair herbere, aucht peneis; 1599 Conv. Burghs II. 55.
Ane dossin small timber of aik to be scafalling; 1629 M. Works Acc. XXIV. 3.

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