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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Burdin-, Burde(i)nabill, a. Also: -able. [Burdin n.] Burdensome. 1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 424.
I … sall be na forther burdenabill to the guid toun
1592 Ib. V. 76.
Provyding that the sam be nocht burdenabill to the counsal
1599 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 202.
With provisioun that … he be not farder burdenabill to the towne
1600-1610 Melvill 711.
Rather to procure sume helpe to tham … nor to be burdeinabill to them
1611 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 249 b.
Nocht to be farder burdeinabill or grivous to … his mother in law
1613 Ib. XLVII. 300.
That thai maij … not be burdinabill to thair freindis
1633 Haddo Papers MS. (Reg. H.).
His … being burdinabill or perturbatious to the said Johne
c1650 Spalding I. 288.
They were but sillie poor nacked bodies, burdenable to the countrie

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