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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cresch(e, Creisch(e, v. Also: creche. [f. Cresche,n.] tr. To grease; to rub with grease or tallow.(a) a1500 Henr. Fab. 287 (B).
Scho … A quhyt candill out of a coffer stall, In steid of spyce to cresch thair teithis witball
1539–40 Treas. Acc. VII. 355.
For 2 pund swyne same to cresche the samin wowping witht
1540 Acts II. 376/1.
Of thame outwith burgh dingand, calk[and], cresche[and], or flaland claith
1563–4 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 177.
[That no person] draw clayth, ding, calk, creche, flaill or caird clayth
1583 Soc. Ant. VII. 552.
For ule and saip to cresche the Madin with
(b) 1527 Treas. Acc. V. 322.
For Orkney buttir to creische the quhelis
1581 Sat. P. xliv. 158.
Thair sleikit tungis ar sua veil creischit indeid
1629 M. Works Acc. XX. 25 b.
For xij pund of butter for creisching the aixtreis of the peaceis
1656 Peebles B. Rec. II. 198.
Hawf ane pund of butter and tua schillings worth of sape to creische the towes

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