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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Appliable, Applyabill, a. [Late ME. aplyable (1472), e.m.E. apply-, appliable.]

1. Well-disposed; accommodating, compliant. — a1500 Colk. Sow ii. 67.
This young maid … so fair and … gentill in all hir gestis and appliable
1610 Rep. Hist. MSS., Var. Coll. V. 116.
As for the bwreall … incase my Lord be applyabill [etc.]

2. Applicable. — a1578 Pitsc. II. 71/14.
In ony place of the scriptour applyabill heirinto

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