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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cambreche, -braige, -brig(e, n. Also: cambredge, camberage, camp(b)raige; cambreedge, -bridge, -brigge. [Later forms, with intrusive b, of Camerage.] Cambric. 1551–2 Treas. Acc. X. 48.
Thre elnis and ane half small cambreche claytht to draw furtht the slevis of hir [Lady Gordoun's] gounes
Ib. 55; Ib. 123.
Ane boy send to Lynlythqw witht holand claitht, and cambreche claitht, to my Lady
1566 Fleming Q. Mary 499.
Threttie elnis of fyne camberage
1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 160.
Ane stik of camberage
1610 Ib. XLVI. 172 b.
Als meikill campraige to be hir tua ruffis and tua courtscheis
Ib. 173 b.
Ane steik of campbraige
1618 Ib. L. 49.
Tua steik of cambredge
1620 Ib. 273 b.
Tua elnis of cambraige
1633 Ib. LVI. 207.
Sex elnes round cambredge
(b) 1564 Reg. Privy C. I. 308.
Thre stekis of cambrige
1599 Treas. Acc. MS. 27 b.
Cambrige to be … naipkins and xij pair of bandis
1662 Nicoll Diary 365.
Thair slevis … of diligat cambrige or land
(c) 1613 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 276.
Hir tua best rufis, ane of lande and ane vther of cambrig
1628 Ib. LIV. 234 b.
Tuentie four steikis cambrigge and lane
1634 Ib. LVI. 363.
Sextein ellis of round cambrig
1651 Ib. LXV. 148 b.
Ane cambrig tabill cloath

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