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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cunnable, -abil, a. Also: cunabil. [ME. cunabil (a 1340), var. of Conable a.] Convenient, suitable. 1408 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 175.
His chemys and his domayne into resounable place and cunnable
1409 Exch. R. IV. p. ccx.
He sal cum … til cunnabil place … and thar it sal be fandit … to ger the thing be duly refourmit
1429 Melville Chart. 22.
Presentand a breue of sesine of the kyngis chapel in cunabil fourme
1446 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 405.
The said Alexander sal mak hym als mykil lande in til cunnable place quhil the forsaide soum be … payit

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