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LEAF, n. Also laif; laef (I.Sc.). Pl. ‡leafs; laives (Ags.). [Sc. lif, I. and em.Sc. (a) lef. See P.L.D. §§ 88, 120.] Sc. usages:

1. A stratum or layer of mineral, esp. coal. Fif. 1845  Stat. Acc.2 IX. 833:
Each of these divisions is generally denominated one seam, without any regard to the midstone which lies between the different beds or leaves.

2. One of the segments of an orange (Edb. 1900; Cai., Ags., Fif., Lth., Ayr., Gall., Uls. 1960). Dim. laifie (Ags. 1960). Fif. 1956  People's Jnl. (30 June) 6:
The leaf of the orange stuck in my throat.

[For meaning 2. cf. Eng. leaf, a flap, a hinged part, but there may also be some confusion with Lith, n.1]

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