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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Chaplet, Chaiplat, n. Also: chaplett, -lete, chapilet; chaiplet(t. [e.m.E. chaplet, ME. and OF. chapelet. Cf. Chapellat.]

1. A chaplet; a wreath or circlet.(a) 1375 Barb. xi. 546.
For the king had said hym roydly, That ane rose of his chaplet [E. chaplete] Wes fallyn
1513 Doug. xii. Prol. 191.
Wenschis and damysellis, … Plettand thar lusty chaplettis for thar hed
15.. Clar. v. 281.
Upon hir heade ane rosie chapilet Within ane roseire all in bright gold set
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 198.
The play geir vnderwrittin … ane pair angell wyngis, twa angell hair, ane chaplet of tryvmphe
(b) 1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 375.
To Thomas Peblis, glasin wrycht, … for vij payntit roundis with chaiplatis
1532 M. Works Acc. II. 48.
In payntit wark, roundis, squair pecis with chaiplatis [etc.]
c1540 Lynd. Syde Taillis 11.
Of stinkand weidis maculate No man may mak ane rois chaiplat

2. Attrib. with wyre (for making chaplets). 1569 Edinb. Test. I. 238 b.
Ane hank of chaplane [sic] wyir
1586 Ib. XV. 199.
Ane dossoun hankis of chaiplett wyre
1618 Ib. L. 62 b.
Fyve hankis chaiplet wyre

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