A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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(Pale,) Paill, v.1 [Cf. ME. paled ppl. a. striped (1395), palynge vbl. n. furnishing with vertical stripes (Chaucer), f. pale v. to furnish with pales, as a fence (c 1330), OF. paler: see Pale n.1 3.] tr. To adorn with vertical stripes. — To paill the fruntale, v½ elnis quhite satyne; 1534 Treas. Acc. VI. 201.

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