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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cres, Creis, n. Also: cresse, crease, cris. [OF. cresse, creisse.] = Cresche n. c1420 Wynt. iii. 49.
Both gore and cres [C. cresse] ran tyll his hand That wytht hys suerd was hym stykand
1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 515.
For half a barrell tallone to the extreis at the carting of the gunnys, and half ane barrell of fre creis
1557–8 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 252.
For ane irn pot to melt the creis and ter in
1604 Elgin Rec. II. 125.
Delyverit to Williame Gadderar ane chapine oilie and crease to the new bell
1617 Urie Baron Ct. 25.
To pay ane stein of cris

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