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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Box-carabin, -dragoun, n. [Box n.] An early form of horse-pistol. — 1625 Reg. Great S. 355/2.
Instrumentum equestre … vulgo lie box-pistoll, box-carrabin vel box-dragoun

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