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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Assiltre, n. Also: assiltrie, asiltrei, asaltre. [Irregular var. of ME. axil-, axeltre, also current in mod. northern Eng. dial. as assel-, assil-, assletree.] An axle-tree. 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. Prol. 32.
The assiltrie and goldin chair of price of Tytan
Id. Æn. v. xiii. 127.
Vndir the brayand quhelis and assiltre
1544 Ayr Common Good Acc. MS.
For making of ane assiltre and tua gun quhelis
1558–9 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 293.
For bandis making and grathing of the assaltre
1561–2 Ib. 370.
Asiltreis … and syndre utheris necessars
1642–3 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 506.
To help to mak ane wheill and assiltrie to the Subdeans mylnis

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