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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Doul(e, Dowl, n. Also: doull, dul(le. [ME. dowle (c 1340), e.m.E. doule, dowl.] A dowel; a headless pin or bolt for securing the felloes of a wheel. Attrib. with band, straik.(1) 1515 Rentale Dunkeld. MS. 207 b.
Pro confectione duodecim lie dowlbandis
1516 Ib. 215 b.
Pro correctione duodecim lie dowlbandis
1539–41 M. Works Acc. VII. 19 b.
Crewkis, bandis, cart schone, doull bandis, bushis & vtheris irne grayth
1695 Foulis Acc. Bk. 184.
To Ja. Gourlay wright for ringing a hinder wheel to the coatch, … and puting on the shoes and doull bands
(2) 1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 514.
For wyrking ij wallis of irne in doule straikis. … For x stane of doule straikis to the quhelis
1529 M. Works Acc. I. 8 b.
The schone to twa new cart quhelis, nalis to the samyn, buschis and dulle straikis
1538–9 Ib. V. 27 b.
To the schoing of twa pair gret cart quhelis in schoing nalis, dowlstraikis, verollis & hupis

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