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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Chamlet, Chamlot, n. Also: chamlett, -lete, -lat (chawmlat), -lott; chamblet(t, -lot; champlet(t, -lat. [ME. chamlett, -lyt (c 1400), chamblet, reduced f. chamelet Chamelet; cf. Camlet.] Camlet.(a) c 1450 Misc. Maitl. C. III. 196.
Item, of reid chamlat … for the Rud Altar
Item, of reid chawmlat … for the Holie Spiritis altar
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 14.
Chamlotis for his [the king's] persone
A gowne of chamlot
x elne … of blew chamlot of silk
1559 Maitland Ho. Seytoun 39.
Grein chamlot of silk
1562 Treas. Acc. XI. 151.
Thre elnis of turkie chamlot
1566 Treas. Acc. MS. 52.
vi elnis of reid chamlot
1566 Ib. 110.
Chamlot of silk to be ane wilicote
1592 Edinb. Test. XXIV. 213 b.
My frenche blak gowne lynnit with chamlot in the breistis
1597 Halyburton's Ledger p. cxiii.
Chamlat of silk the stik thairof
attrib. 1581 Edinb. Test. X. 180.
Scho leuis hir cloik & chamlot goun of silk to Margarot Lander
(b) 1494 Treas. Acc. I. 232.
To thare doublatis, ix ellis of chamlete
1495 Ib. 233.
viij ellis of chamlet, rede and quhite, to be ilkain of thame a liffray pe
1498 Halyb. 180.
A stek gren chamlet
1540 Maxwell Mem. I. 409.
Ane payr chemyrris of tanny chamlet
1546 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 236.
Ane dowblet of new blak chamlet
1551 Treas. Acc. X. 29.
vii elnis reid unwatterit chamlett to be ane patycoit to my Lady
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 201.
Silkis, worsattis, … chamlettis, Holland clayth, serge [etc.]
1569 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 672/1.
Tua coitis, the ane of reid, and the vther of reid chamlet
1579 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 115.
Ane govne of fyne blak chamlett of silk of cierge
1591 Fam. Rose 281.
Ane blak chamlett of silk goun
1604 Tailor's Acc. Bk. 31.
vj quarteris of lynnyng to lyne the sleivis of the chamlet of silk goun
1637 Edinb. Test. LVIII. 87 b.
Ane stand of blak chamlet of silk
attrib. 1609 Wemyss of Bogie MSS.
Twa pair of bed hanges and chamlett coverings with pandis of velvit
(c) c 1555 Crail Ch. Reg. 64.
Two caippis of blew chamblet
1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 263.
Thrie cloikis, tua thairof blak and ane vther of chamblot of silk
1618 Ib. L. 163 b.
Tua steikis blak Frenche chamblit of silk
1637 Ib. LVIII. 72 b.
Ane steik of cours chamblett
(d) 1543 Treas. Acc. VIII. 175.
Twa gownis of variant champlet to twa of the gentill wemen
1547 Ib. IX. 68.
Ane steik of unwatterit champlat
1548 Ib. 159.
xj elnis champlat to be … ane goun
1573 Reg. Privy C. II. 270.
Ane gowne of blak champlott silk begareit with velvot

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