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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dok-silver, n. Also: sylver, siller; docksilver. [Dok n.2] Dock dues. (Cf. Dokmaill,n.) 1541 Reg. Great S. 545/1.
Portum Brint-iland … cum custumis, lie doksilver, anc[o]ragiis [etc.]
1556 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 239.
[The council] ordains the thesaurer to intromet with the doksiluer quhil thai be forther avisit
1593 Conv. Burghs I. 416.
The complayntt of the burgh of Kirkcaldy aganis … Brunt Iland, for … taking of doksiluer
1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 202.
That … thair be rowppet the dok sylver, golden penneis, and other dewteis of the water baillery
1603 Reg. Great S. 515/2.
Ilk greit lyne boitt and ilk crear wantand ane toip mast to pay for hevin-sylver and dok sylver 40 penneis
1609 Conv. Burghs II. 278.
For ancarage and doksiller … of ilk cowpping boitt tuentie penneis
1641 Stirling Chart. 151.
Cum … portus et textrine monetis, lie heavin silver et dock silver, … lie schoir silver [etc.]

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